THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, AND HOUSING

Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair

Senator Malama Solomon, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

TIME:

1:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 580

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC LIFE.

Establishes prohibitions, penalties, and fines for knowingly selling aquatic life for aquarium purposes taken from waters within the jurisdiction of the State.  Requires an aquarium permit to take marine or freshwater nongame fish and other aquatic life for aquarium purposes.  Imposes new standards for aquarium permit issuance determinations.

 

WLH, JDL

SB 1220

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO FISHING.

Designates the Lana‘i community-based fishery resource management area.  Establishes the Lana‘i community-based fishery resource management area advisory committee to develop a community-based fishery resource management area program to implement traditional fishery management practices on the island of Lana‘i.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 42

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO OCEAN SAFETY.

Requires the department of land and natural resources to review the safety records of nearshore areas statewide; appropriates funds for swimming buoys at Kaanapali beach.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 816

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE.

Apportions ten per cent of the conveyance tax to the Kaho‘olawe rehabilitation trust fund.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 1219

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO THE LANAI WATERSHED.

Appropriates funds for the execution of the watershed management plan for Lana‘ihale on the island of Lanai.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 33

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL FUNDS.

Establishes special marine life conservation education fund for the purpose of funding public education and outreach regarding marine life conservation; clarifies that the special land and development fund may be used to fund public education regarding conservation activities; specifies that fines and fees collected for violations of marine life conservation provisions shall be deposited into the marine life conservation education fund.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 977

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO APPRAISALS.

Requires that the record of an arbitration award determining fair market value or rental of real property include findings of fact, rationale, and a basis for the award.

 

WLH, CPN

SB 734

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Permits state income tax payers to designate a portion of their state income tax returns to the natural area reserve fund, the land conservation fund, or the rental housing trust fund.  Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/10.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 717

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO ABANDONED VESSELS.

Clarifies the responsibility for disposing of an abandoned vessel.

 

WLH, JDL

SB 681

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Permits commercial permits in Ala Wai and Keehi small boat harbors; limits small boat harbor fees to be used only in the small boat harbor where the fees were collected; directs the department of land and natural resources to provide a request for proposal for a public-private partnership to develop a portion of Ala Wai small boat harbor; permits commercial use permits to be issued for vessels assigned moorings in Ala Wai and Keehi small boat harbors; and provides for future mooring fees to be established by appraisal.  Effective July 1, 2020. 

 

WLH, WAM

SB 695

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING.

Establishes a program for granting low-income housing tax credit loans in lieu of low-income housing tax credits administered by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation.  Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds to fund the loans.  Applies to qualified low-income buildings placed in service after December 31, 2010.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 898

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Amends the allowable uses of rental housing trust fund moneys to include the moderate rehabilitation of rental housing units.  Adds a definition of "moderate rehabilitation" to certain sections of law that apply to the rental housing trust fund.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 901

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funds for a landlord liaison project; funds to be expended by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 903

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Creates the affordable rental housing development program; allows nonprofit organizations to acquire expiring US Department of Housing and Urban Development or US Department of Agriculture housing contracts and ensures the projects remain affordable rental housing in perpetuity.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 1199

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation and housing project developers to seek input from the public, legislators, and neighborhood board members prior to the approval of an application for certain exemptions by the corporation.

 

WLH, JDL

SB 1184

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE.

Establishes an infrastructure development revolving fund to be administered by the director of finance.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 16

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a loan guaranty for transit-oriented development projects that include affordable housing; limits the total principal amount of the guaranteed portion of all loans outstanding at any time to $10,000,000.

 

WLH, WAM

SB 735

        Testimony

        Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Requires the office of planning to convene a task force to review all requirements under chapter 205, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and make recommendations to ensure that the land use commission considers the cumulative and long-term impacts of all pending and proposed development requests during its review of reclassification petitions.  Requires the task force, with the assistance of the legislative reference bureau, to report its findings to the legislature.

 

WLH, WAM

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

FOR AMENDED HEARING NOTICES:  If the notice is an amended notice, measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If there is a measure that is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

Persons wishing to testify should submit testimony in one of the following ways by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing:

 

·         By Email:  Testimony may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Committee at [email protected] .  Please indicate the measure, date and time of the hearing. Email sent to individual offices or any other Senate office will not be accepted.

 

·         By Web: Testimony may be submitted online if less than 4MB in size, at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

·         In person:  1 copy of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room 225, State Capitol.

 

·         By fax:  Testimony may be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  When faxing, please indicate to which committee the testimony is being submitted and the date and time of the hearing.

 

Please note:  If you submit your written testimony after 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing, please sign-in at the staff table to testify orally.  A copy of your testimony may not be available during the hearing but will be posted online for the public after the hearing. 

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

 

Please note:  All testimony received by the Hawaii Senate will be posted on the Hawaii Legislature's Website.  Documents made available through the Testimony hyperlink(s) above may not be posted until the start of the hearing.

 

Public Folder.  A folder labeled “Public Folder” containing the testimonies for the hearing will be available for shared use by members of the public.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6090.

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz

Chair