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 18, 2021

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1028

Status

RELATING TO THE KOKE'E STATE PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL.

Repeals section 171-8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, establishing the Koke'e State Park Advisory Council.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1029

Status

RELATING TO LIVING PARK PLANNING COUNCILS.

Repeals Act 15, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, that authorized the establishment of living park planning councils.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1030

Status

RELATING TO THE AQUATIC LIFE AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

Repeals section 197-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, establishing the Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees and amends sections 197-1 and 197-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to conform with that repeal.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1031

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HISTORIC PLACES REVIEW BOARD.

Reduces the number of members on the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 865

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION.

Directs the auditor to perform a comprehensive performance and management audit of the state historic preservation division.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 663

Status

RELATING TO THE GAME MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION.

Amends the manner of appointment of members to the game management advisory commission.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 820

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Provides that where public access is required as a condition of a subdivision, either the county must accept dedication of and maintain the access or identify an entity to own and maintain the access. Authorizes the county to require the subdivider to establish a stewardship fund for maintenance purposes. Takes effect 1/1/2022.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 135

Status

RELATING TO TREES.

Requires the department of accounting and general services and department of land and natural resources to require that, for all projects undertaken on state land or public land, three new trees are to be planted whenever an existing tree is cut down.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1261

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Requires DLNR to lease to the Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community the property located at 29-169 Kulaiwi road in south Hilo on Hawaii island for twenty years for $100 per year.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1332

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Requires the department of land and natural resources to regularly maintain trails and streams under its jurisdiction on a regular or scheduled basis.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1021

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 1346

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY.

Requires the department of agriculture, in coordination with the appropriate departmental agency, to prepare and periodically update a functional plan for seafood sustainability that expands the State's priority on food by including wild seafood as a viable food source.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1274

Status

RELATING TO SPORT FISH.

Requires the department of agriculture to allow for the permitted importation of northern largemouth bass and butterfly peacock bass into Hawaii. Requires the division of aquatic resources to establish a pilot project to restock the Wahiawa public fishing area with northern largemouth bass, butterfly peacock bass, or both.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 553

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF SHARKS.

Establishes an offense of knowingly capturing, entangling, or killing a shark in state marine waters, and provides penalties and fines. Provides certain exemptions.

 

WAL, JHA

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair