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:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TIME:

10:30 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: HB442

 

 

HB 2578

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Authorizes the designation of areas or regions of public lands classified as commercial, industrial, resort and hotel, and the establishment and implementation of guidelines for the redevelopment of the areas or regions that will: (1) modernize the policies for the management of public lands in the designated area; (2) establish a plan for the designated area, including district-wide improvements, that is coordinated with state and county land use and planning policies; and (3) implement asset and property management concepts that can optimize income from the properties and evolve in response to changing principles of property administration. Designates the public lands on the Waiakea peninsula on the island of Hawaii as the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District. Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to issue a rent reduction or waiver for certain lessee's expenses for demolition or provision of basic infrastructure. Authorizes a local redevelopment agency to contract with a developer for construction of non-residential projects on public land within a redevelopment area. Exempts the costs of construction of work or improvements of a redevelopment project from general excise and use taxes. Takes effect upon the County of Hawaii repealing the Banyan Drive Hawaii redevelopment agency. Makes an appropriation.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2716

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes the ocean sciences research tax credit.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1928

Status

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.

Establishes the Pulehunui community development district on the island of Maui as a community development district within the authority of the Hawaii Community Development Authority. Authorizes the Hawaii Community Development Authority to obtain various forms of financial aid from the federal government for projects of the authority.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2207, HD1

(HSCR96-20)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Requires the office of planning to conduct a land use study for Hauula, Oahu, that assesses the viability and cost of maintaining the transit corridor. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, WLH, FIN

HB 2192, HD1

(HSCR121-20)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.

Increases the maximum area for each agricultural shade cloth structure, cold frame, and greenhouse that could qualify the structure for an exemption from building permit and building code requirements. Effective July 31, 2150. (HD1)

 

AGR, WLH

HB 1075

Status

RELATING TO BAG LIMITS.

Repeals the statutory prohibition of taking or killing female spiny lobsters, Kona crabs, and Samoan crabs.

 

WLH, JUD

HB 442, HD1

(HSCR283-20)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Appropriates funds to establish two part-time project-based research archivist positions in the Hawaii state archives to provide research services and digitization of records. (HD1)

 

WLH, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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    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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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair