.HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

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, March 17, 2022

TIME:

8:30 am

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Conference Room 430

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 2752, SD2

(SSCR2881)

Status

RELATING TO ABANDONED WELLS.

Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who are required to seal abandoned wells on their real property. Clarifies the definition of the term "abandoned well". Requires sellers of real property to disclose the existence of wells on the property. Requires an owner or prior owner of an abandoned well to seal the well at the owner's or prior owner's expense. Appropriates funds for three full-time equivalent (3.0 FTE) positions under the Commission on Water Resource Management. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

 

SB 2065, SD2

(SSCR3151)

Status

RELATING TO FISHING.

Prohibits the possession or use of unmanned aerial vehicles in state waters for purposes of fishing. (SD2)

 

WAL, JHA

 

SB 2767, SD1

(SSCR2703)

Status

RELATING TO FISH AGGREGATION DEVICES.

Provides funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to support the deployment, replacement, and maintenance of fish aggregation devices. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WAL, FIN

 

SB 3027, SD2

(SSCR3136)

Status

RELATING TO BEACHES.

Includes in the State's policies for the physical environment under the Hawaii State Planning Act, the development of a statewide beach assessment study and a beach and shoreline restoration and conservation plan. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WAL, FIN

 

SB 872, SD1

(SSCR2962)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Adds the chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the chairperson's designee to serve as an ex officio, voting member on the Commission on Water Resource Management. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WAL, JHA

 

SB 2889, SD2

(SSCR3050)

Status

RELATING TO WATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS.

Requires the Department of Health to regulate water catchment systems used for business activity and provide testing to businesses that utilize water catchment systems; provided the regulations comply with the Hawaii state plumbing code, including appendix K of the state plumbing code, and Chapter 448E, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires the department to provide technical assistance on water catchment systems and filtration to business owners who wish to utilize captured water for business activities. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WAL, FIN

 

SB 2757, SD1

(SSCR3071)

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Appropriates an unspecified amount of funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct comprehensive inventories of historic properties and burial sites in the State, data collection on burial site locations, and archaeological surface surveys. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WAL, FIN

SB 2766, SD1

(SSCR2702)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Requires the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development to perform a study to refine rural district policies and make recommendations to facilitate the reclassification of lands from the agricultural district to the rural district. Requires reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WAL, FIN

 

SB 2398, SD2

(SSCR3183)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Creates the Pulehunui Community Development District to allow for planning, development, and maintenance of public lands in Pulehunui, Maui. Amends the Hawaii Community Development Authority membership to include the Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and the Director of the Office of Planning and Permitting of each county, or their designee, in which a community development district is located. Amends community representatives on each board from 3 to 2 at-large members. Establishes membership for quorum on matters related to the Pulehunui Community Development District. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WAL, FIN

 

SB 2768, SD2

(SSCR3072)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS.

Authorizes the Governor to designate the Department of Land and Natural Resources to administer or enter into an agreement for the administration of a green jobs youth corps to provide temporary work and training opportunities in the fields of natural resource management, agriculture, or other sustainability‑related professions to young adults ages thirty‑eight and younger. Requires the Department to partner with an organization that has received accreditation from the Corps Center of Excellence Accreditation Program or has at least ten years of experience providing similar programming statewide in the State, or both. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WAL, FIN

 

SB 2626, SD1

(SSCR2830)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks, Maui Parks Section for the purchase of additional vehicles. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WAL, FIN

SB 2382, SD1

(SSCR2728)

Status

RELATING TO CABARET LICENSES.

Prohibits the issuance of cabaret licenses to premises located within an apartment mixed use subprecinct within a special improvement or special district in which the economy is primarily based on tourism. (SD1)

 

WAL, CPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. David A. Tarnas

Chair