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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1149

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Reorganizes and integrates the land use commission within a modified office of planning, which is renamed as the office of planning and sustainable development. Reclassifies the coastal zone management program and statewide sustainability branch as divisions within the office of planning and sustainable development.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 497

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES.

Prohibits the counties from requiring, as part of a county zoning ordinance or county rule, a developer with more than one residential unit obtain the approval of any state agency unless that approval is expressly required by law.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1148

Status

RELATING TO LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Authorizes the board of land and natural resources to adopt, amend, and repeal administrative fee schedules without regard to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Establishes a process for the board to adopt, amend, and repeal administrative fee schedules, including public notice and meeting requirements.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 274

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Removes county councils as the nominating authority for members of the HCDA who serve as representatives of the Heeia, Kalaeloa, and Kakaako community development districts. Provides that the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives shall each nominate representatives of each of the three community development districts.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 774

Status

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.

Establishes the Pulehunui community development authority as an autonomous community development authority under the Hawaii community development authority for the purposes of developing the Pulehunui community development district. Authorizes the Hawaii community development authority to obtain various forms of federal funding for construction, maintenance, and development projects in the Pulehunui community development district.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 554

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.

Beginning 07/01/2022, requires sellers to disclose whether the real property lies within the sea level rise exposure area designated by the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission or its successor.

 

WAL, CPC

HB 834

Status

RELATING TO A BLACK CINDER CONE QUARRY SITE SURVEY.

Requires the department of land and natural resources, in collaboration with the county of Hawaii, to conduct site surveys to identify locations for black cinder cone quarries on the island of Hawaii. Requires a report to the legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 46

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE.

Requires all habitat conservation plans to include an agreement for plan participants to enter into and maintain an annual service contract with a stand-by and response facility available to provide emergency medical and rehabilitation services to native wildlife affected by activities undertaken within the plan area.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 95

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR NATURAL RESOURCES.

Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for recognition and protection of the State's natural resources.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1017

Status

RELATING TO CRUSTACEANS.

Repeals section 188-58.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which prohibits the taking or killing of female spiny lobsters, Kona crabs, and Samoan crabs.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1019

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN STEWARDSHIP.

Establishes the Ocean Stewardship Special Fund for the collection and use of moneys for the conservation, restoration, and enhancement of the State's marine resources, and authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect non‑resident user fees for the use and enjoyment of the State's ocean resources.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1280

Status

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Transfers to the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority operational authority over the makai research pier located at the southeast corner of Oahu. Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds for the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority to repair and upgrade the makai research pier.

 

WAL, HET, FIN

HB 863

Status

RELATING TO FORESTRY.

Authorizes general obligation bonds for the forest stewardship program of the department of land and natural resources to increase plant stocks, invest in public outreach, and renovate the equipment and facilities of the state tree nurseries.

 

WAL, FIN

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair