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, March 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

 

SB 186

(SSCR658)

Status

RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AGRICULTURAL USES AND ACTIVITIES.

Disallows the enforcement of a re-recorded homeowners' association restriction if the restriction prohibits bona fide agricultural uses and activities on agricultural land.

 

WAL, AGR, CPC

SB 1313, SD2

(SSCR733)

Status

RELATING TO SPORT FISH.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to engage in a review of whether northern largemouth bass should be placed on the list of conditionally approved animals. Requires the Division of Aquatic Resources to establish a pilot program to restock northern largemouth bass and butterfly peacock bass in the Wahiawa public fishing area and apply for a permit to import them once they have been placed on the list of conditionally approved animals. (SD2)

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

SB 508

(SSCR854)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to establish and administer an ocean safety and stewardship education program for all fourth grade students.

 

WAL, EDN, FIN

SB 178, SD2

(SSCR647)

Status

RELATING TO DRIVING ON BEACHES.

Establishes a two-year beach protection pilot program under which no vehicles are authorized to drive on the beach in Polihale state park without a permit. Requires a report to the legislature. Effective 5/6/2137. Repeals on 6/30/2023. (SD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

SB 700, SD2

(SSCR838)

Status

RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.

Requires government entities to seek reimbursement for all or a portion of search and rescue expenses for persons who require rescue after leaving a hiking trail to enter a prohibited area or hiking on a trail closed to the public. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

SB 791, SD2

(SSCR911)

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS.

Clarifies removal processes for unauthorized vessels. Clarifies the criteria for determining whether a vessel is abandoned. Reduces the allowable time frame to claim an unauthorized vessel that is impounded by the department of land and natural resources from thirty days to ten working days. Reduces the allowable time frame to claim an abandoned vessel that is impounded by a state or county agency from twenty days to ten working days. Makes abandonment of a vessel in the waters of the State or public property a petty misdemeanor. Clarifies auction requirements regarding abandoned vessels. Allows the department of land and natural resources to charge an impound storage fee. (SD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair