HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. David A. Tarnas

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 31, 2020

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2191

Status

RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.

Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to extend certain leases of public lands for commercial, industrial, resort, or government use upon approval of a proposed development agreement to make substantial improvements to the existing improvements. Sunsets on 6/30/2025.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2031

Status

RELATING TO THE WAHIAWA DAM AND RESERVOIR.

Directs the Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop and implement an emergency intervention plan for the Wahiawa dam and reservoir. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2585

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Requires all grants or contracts awarded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to be approved by its board of trustees. Establishes a public land trust revenues negotiating committee to determine the increase to the annual amount of the income and proceeds from the public land trust that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs shall receive annually under the state constitution and other state law. Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to conduct a financial review of the amounts of revenue generated from the public land trust. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2033

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Appropriates funds to the division and forestry and wildlife to purchase firefighting equipment.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2600

Status

RELATING TO WATER RATES.

Transfers water ratemaking authority from the county boards of water supply to the Public Utilities Commission.

 

WLH, CPC, FIN

HB 2026

Status

RELATING TO THE RISK ASSESSMENT WORKING GROUP.

Requires the risk assessment working group to meet no less than twice each fiscal year.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2484

Status

RELATING TO STATE PARKS.

Appropriates funds to DLNR to purchase ocean safety and rescue equipment for ocean safety officers at state parks.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2115

Status

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

Requires each county to establish a procedure to ensure that an asbestos survey and any necessary abatement are performed prior to the issuance of any permit for the renovation or demolition of a residential property.

 

WLH, CPC, FIN

HB 2588

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Prohibits lessees who sell or transfer land from obtaining subsequent leases of the same class of land unless the subsequent lease is acquired pursuant to section 209 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, or the prior lease interest held by the lessee was a partial interest held with another lessee or lessees.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2209

Status

RELATING TO IOLANI PALACE.

Appropriates funds for repair, restoration, and maintenance of Iolani Palace. Requires DLNR to conduct a structural and electrical survey of Iolani Place and submit to the legislature a five- to ten-year working plan for Iolani Palace to proceed with repair, restoration, and maintenance work on the property.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2668

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Provides that where public access is required as a condition of a subdivision, either the county must accept dedication of and maintain the access or identify an entity to own and maintain the access. Authorizes the county to require the subdivider to establish a stewardship fund for maintenance purposes.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2216

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Requires at least 5 Hawaiian Homes Commission members to be native Hawaiian or current Hawaiian homestead lessees; and at least 2 of those 5 to be on the waitlist for Hawaiian home lands. Authorizes commission members to elect a chairperson and vice chairperson. Creates the position of Director of Hawaiian Home Lands and separates the Director's responsibilities from those of the Chairperson of the Commission.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2555

Status

RELATING TO THE NA WAI EHA WATERSHED.

Appropriates money out of the land conservation fund for the acquisition of 11,020 acres of the Na Wai Eha watershed in Wailuku, Maui.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2386

Status

RELATING TO PROPERTY ACCESS.

Extends the application of gathering rights to lands owned in fee simple and to landlords and landowners. Authorizes an action for easement by necessity for landlocked parcels not previously under a unity of title with the prospective subservient estate.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2591

Status

RELATING TO MARINE RESOURCES.

Appropriates funds to provide DLNR with necessary resources associated with the marine 30x30 initiative, including funds for team and staff travel, strategic communication and outreach, professional facilitation, and management plan development.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1780

Status

RELATING TO A WATER STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL LAND IN WAHIAWA, OAHU.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of funding construction costs of a water storage and distribution system on agricultural lands owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Wahiawa, Oahu surrounding the Kukaniloko Birthing Stones site.

 

WLH, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

    Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If during the course of the hearing it appears there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three-minutes. This three-minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair