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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 7, 2020

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB 442

 

HB 2176

Status

RELATING TO SAND ISLAND.

Requires DLNR to conduct shoreline remediation at the Sand Island state recreation area. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2443

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Makes it a civil and administrative violation for any person to engage in certain archeological activities without obtaining the required permission or approval from the department of land and natural resources.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2518

Status

RELATING TO THE COUNTY OF MAUI.

Authorizes the Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds to the County of Maui for the upgrade of that county's R-1 water delivery systems and the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the upgrade of certain water reservoirs located in the forest watershed areas on Maui.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2739

Status

RELATING TO THE KA IWI COAST.

Transfers lands to DLNR and establishes that land and adjacent, state-owned land as the Ka Iwi coast state park. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2160

Status

RELATING TO FORESTRY.

Establishes a fund to increase the existing plant stocks, invest in public outreach and renovate the equipment and facilities of the state tree nursery.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2277

Status

RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.

Extending through the 2030 tax year, the time that the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural costs.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2414

Status

RELATING TO SHARK PROTECTION.

Prohibits and establishes fines and penalties for knowingly capturing, taking, possessing, abusing, entangling, or killing any shark within state marine waters. Provides certain exemptions.

 

WLH, JUD

HB 2677

Status

RELATING TO WATER RIGHTS.

Clarifies the disposition of water rights made by lease.

 

WLH, FIN

 

The following bill(s) is for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 442

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Short form bill relating to Hawaiian affairs.

 

WLH

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8484 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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