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:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

HEARING

 

HB 414

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.

Prohibits the sale of coral products in the State and the importing and exporting of coral product.

 

WAL, CPC

HB 1258

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Makes technical nonsubstantive amendments to the application requirements for water use permits.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1351

Status

RELATING TO CONSERVATION MITIGATION BANKS.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to establish and operate conservation mitigation banks to restore, create, enhance, or preserve conservation habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. Authorizes the department to contract a third-party administrator for the operation of the mitigation banks.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 486, HD1

(HSCR78)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Specifies that a government agency does not assume ownership or jurisdiction over a disputed road through any maintenance or repair activities. Authorizes the State to transfer ownership of roads in favor of counties by quitclaim if requested by the county. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN, WAL, JHA

HB 77, HD1

(HSCR117)

Status

RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.

Exempts the sale of the leased fee interest in certain affordable leasehold developments by the HHFDC from legislative approval. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 502, HD1

(HSCR118)

Status

RELATING TO RURAL DISTRICTS.

Authorizes the counties to adopt ordinances that allow up to one dwelling per quarter-acre in rural districts. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 1070, HD1

(HSCR165)

Status

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY DISTRICTS.

Provides a framework that supports consistent land use planning and development across the University of Hawaii system through designation of university districts and allows project partnerships with qualified persons. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HET, WAL, FIN

HB 1130, HD1

(HSCR209)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the office of planning to hire a contractor to, among other things, identify and assess alternative financing, project delivery, and cost recovery mechanisms to recapture the State's upfront investment in transit-oriented development infrastructure. Requires the contractor to consult with representatives of certain government entities. Requires the office of planning to report its findings to the legislature. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

TRN/HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 1352, HD1

(HSCR169)

Status

RELATING TO SURPLUS MILITARY LAND.

Requires the office of planning to submit a report to the legislature containing: (1) an inventory of lands within the State that are leased or controlled by the federal government; (2) any known contaminants or environmental hazards associated with the inventoried lands based on past environmental studies; (3) input from executive branch departments and agencies on proposed alternative uses for the lands that would be consistent with their mission should the lands be returned to the State; and (4) its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, based on this information. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)

 

CMV, WAL, FIN

HB 856, HD1

(HSCR197)

Status

RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Part I: Clarifies that composting facilities are excluded from buffer zone requirements. Part II: Establishes a class of artisan-scale composting operations. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, WAL, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 11, 2021. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair