HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 14, 2016

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2156, SD1

(SSCR2774)

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE.

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. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

SB 2660

(SSCR2517)

Status

RELATING TO BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES.

Removes the sunset date of Act 119, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, as amended, thereby making permanent the voluntary deregistration process for fee non-time share interests.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

SB 2329, SD1

(SSCR2687)

Status

RELATING TO SECURITY INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY.

Requires a mortgagee or record assignee to provide to a mortgagor or borrower, upon full satisfaction of the mortgage and discharge of the secured debt, a reassignment or release of security interests in leases and rents that served as additional security for the mortgage. Authorizes title insurers or underwritten title companies to make demands on mortgagees and, in the absence of compliance, to reassign or release mortgagees' security interests in leases and rents on behalf of the mortgagee or record assignee, under certain conditions. Authorizes certain entities to institute an action in any circuit court to obtain the release or reassignment instrument in the absence of compliance of a mortgagee or record assignee. (SD1)

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

SB 2451, SD2

(SSCR2544)

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 183, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Amends fines for the destroying or harvesting of koa trees and other trees and plants on state lands to an amount up to the current market value of each tree or plant at that location and the cost of restoration or replacement of the habitat. Clarifies that any person that violates a provision of part II of chapter 183, HRS, (forest reserves) or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, other than section 183-17, HRS, shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Repeals the general penalty provision of chapter 183, HRS. (SD2)

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

SB 2026, SD2

(SSCR2698)

Status

RELATING TO HUNTING.

Establishes the Hawaii apprentice hunting license program. Provides for the issuance of a Hawaii apprentice hunting license to program participants between the ages of ten and seventeen. Establishes requirements for program participation. Exempts a holder of an apprentice license from taking the required hunter education class prior to licensure under section 183D-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WAL, FIN

SB 2802, SD1

(SSCR2579)

Status

RELATING TO HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS.

Requires hunters to obtain written permission from landowners or occupiers or holders of private lands to hunt on private lands. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)

 

WAL, JUD

SB 1374, SD2

(SSCR887)

Status

RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.

Appropriates moneys to investigate the possibility of acquiring lands owned by Dole Food Company, Inc., that are suitable for long-term diversified agricultural production, and to identify which of those lands are in the agricultural district. Requires the governor or the governor's designee to negotiate and, as appropriate, facilitate land exchanges with Dole Food Company, Inc. Requires a report to the legislature. (SD2)

 

WAL, 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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If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to TWO minutes.  This two minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair