HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Āina I ka Pono

 

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Kaniela Ing, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TIME:

9:00AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 686

Status

RELATING TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FISH.

Prohibits propagating, cultivating, or farming genetically engineered fish in state marine waters.

 

OMH, AGR, FIN

HB 1734

Status

RELATING TO MARINE LIFE PROTECTION.

Creates administrative penalties for any person who knowingly captures, kills, or takes any shark or ray within state marine waters. Provides exemptions for native Hawaiian gathering rights and cultural practices, research purposes, and public and personal safety.

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 2023

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREAS.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to designate and adopt rules for the management of no fewer than five community-based subsistence fishing areas by December 31, 2020. Establishes designation process and rule requirements.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2025

Status

RELATING TO MARINE SPECIES.

Establishes a marine species task force to identify ten vital marine species vulnerable to extinction if take levels of those species increases and recommend actions to ensure the sustainability of those species.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2179

Status

RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Appropriates funds for the administration and operation of the aha moku advisory committee and for community outreach.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2180

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Appropriates funds to establish long-term Hawaiian language resources and capacity building to train experts in the Hawaiian language field.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2458

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Establishes a general excise tax at the wholesale rate of one-half of one per cent for the gross proceeds or income from all products produced by Hawaiian loko ia.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 2736

Status

RELATING TO BALLOTS.

Requires that all information included on a ballot be in both English and Hawaiian.

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 2750

Status

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.

Establishes the Native Hawaiian housing task force that is administratively attached to the office of Hawaiian affairs. Requires a report. Appropriates moneys.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 1222

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Expands the scope of the Hawaiian language college revolving fund at the University of Hawaii at Hilo to allow any funds generated by the Hawaiian language college, Hawaiian language support center, and indigenous outreach program through fees for services, training, and the sale of all products to be deposited into the revolving fund and expended at the discretion of the Hawaiian language college.

 

OMH, HED, FIN

HB 1223

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Requires the Hawaiian language college at the University of Hawaii at Hilo to establish a four-year pilot Hawaiian language medium preschool program as part of the Hawaiian language college laboratory school program for the school years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019. Requires a report to legislature prior to the regular sessions of 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 

OMH, HED, FIN

HB 1224

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Establishes a pilot program to provide tuition free classes at the Hawaiian language college to high school students. Requires the pilot program to be designed, implemented, and operated by the Hawaiian language college and initiated at a laboratory school program within reasonable proximity to the Hawaiian language college.

 

OMH, EDN/HED, FIN

HB 2548

Status

RELATING TO THE ANAHOLA HAWAIIAN HOMES ASSOCIATION.

Appropriates funds for the planning, design, construction, and materials and equipment for the Anahola Hawaiian Homes Association.

 

OMH, AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Kaniela Ing

Chair