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:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2076

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS.

Makes clarifications regarding removal of unauthorized vessels on state property. Makes clarifications regarding the definition of an abandoned vessel. Changes the time limit to claim an unauthorized vessel that is impounded by the department of land and natural resources from thirty days to ten working days. Changes the time limit to claim an abandoned vessel that is impounded by a state or county agency from twenty days to ten working days. Makes abandonment of a vessel on waters of the State or public property a petty misdemeanor. Makes clarifications to auction requirements regarding abandoned vessels. Sets the time limit for a vessel owner or operator to remove unauthorized, abandoned, and grounded vessels at twenty-four hours. Allows DLNR to charge an impound storage fee.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2040

Status

RELATING TO RECORDATION TRANSACTION FEES.

Expands the uses of the transaction fee for recordings in the bureau of conveyances and land court authorized under Act 120, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009. Applies the fee to all services rendered by the bureau pursuant to chapters 501 and 502, HRS. Repeals the transaction fee upon the earlier of the effective date of adoption of rules by DLNR or July 1, 2023.

 

WLH, CPC, FIN

HB 2132

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Establishes a water sports equipment decal program within the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2020.

 

WLH, CPC, FIN

HB 2602

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Amends certain land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land, as recommended pursuant to Act 278, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, to ensure agricultural lands that are organized under a condominium property regime are used for agricultural purposes.

 

WLH, CPC, FIN

HB 2211

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.

Requires the DLNR to issue commercial marine licenses. Provides that a commercial marine vessel license satisfies an individual's licensure requirement if aboard a licensed vessel. Requires any person who provides fishing charter services to obtain a commercial marine license.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1940

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.

Appropriates funds for the design and development of a professional training facility for guide dogs and other professionally trained service dogs on an undeveloped portion of the State's animal quarantine facility in Halawa valley on Oahu.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2036

Status

RELATING TO CORAL RESTORATION.

Establishes a pilot project to plan and design an expansion of the Hawaii Coral Restoration Nursery, including improvements to the sea urchin hatchery. Requires a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2512

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Authorizes DLNR to delegate to qualified archaeologists employed by the counties the authority to perform reviews of proposed projects under the historic preservation program, under certain conditions. Provides that proposed projects under the program are deemed automatically approved if the archaeological review is not completed within 30 calendar days. Provides that challenges to an archaeological review are subject to an expedited hearing before the supreme court.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2015

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Establishes a pilot program within the Aina Mauna legacy program of DHHL to remove and harvest gorse from Mauna Kea and develop it as a marketable product to expand economic opportunities for native Hawaiians. Requires reports to the legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2646

Status

RELATING TO WATER.

Specifies that fire safety use is a beneficial use of water. Requires the department of land and natural resources to work with the county governments, Hawaii emergency management agency, and owners to use reservoir water for fire safety.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1925

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a financial and performance audit of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2422

Status

RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION.

Requires the auditor to conduct a performance and management audit of DLNR's division of boating and ocean recreation.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1921

Status

RELATING TO HUNTING.

Requires any hunting guide or hunter to obtain and submit to the Department of Land and Natural Resources written permission from any private landowner upon which the hunting guide or hunter is engaged in guide or hunting activities. Requires the Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to create and make available to the public a written permission form to be completed and filed by any hunting guide or hunter engaged in guide activities or hunting on private lands.

 

WLH, JUD

HB 2070

Status

RELATING TO LAND.

Requires counties to develop procedures to accept donations of private land that is damaged or likely to be damaged by natural disasters or climate change. Authorizes taxpayers to receive a nonrefundable, charitable income tax deduction for the donations.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1889

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Reduces the applicable acreage requirements for building code and permit exemptions for agricultural buildings in large counties.

 

WLH, JUD

 

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.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6150 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair