HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. David A. Tarnas, Chair

Rep. Patrick Pihana Branco, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Lisa Marten, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

TIME:

11:00 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 430 & 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 243

Status

RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION.

Requires each executive branch department to: identify existing and planned facilities that are vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding impacts, and natural hazards; assess options for mitigation impacts of sea level rise to existing and planned facilities; establish staff level points of contact to improve interagency coordination for sea level rise adaptation, flooding, and resilience; and submit annual reports to the governor, legislature, and Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission.

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

HB 1008

Status

RELATING TO FOREST STEWARDSHIP.

Clarifies conditions that must be met by applicants to receive funds under the Forest Stewardship Program.

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

HB 1027

Status

RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Establishes the Marine Life Conservation District Special Fund for the collection and use of moneys for the management, protection, restoration, and enhancement of the State's marine life conservation districts and the resources contained within, and authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect fees for the use of marine life conservation districts and the resources contained within.

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair