HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1386

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 171-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"171-5 Meetings, regular, special; quorum. Regular meetings of the board of land and natural resources shall be held not less than once a month and the board shall provide in its rules and regulations the number and dates for the regular meetings. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson at any time by giving notice thereof to each member present in the State at least five days prior to the date of the special meeting; provided that notice shall not be required if all members present in the State agree and sign a written waiver of the notice.

[However, no] No final action involving disposition of public lands may be had at [such] a special meeting.

Any action taken by the board shall be by at least a simple majority of the members of the board; provided that a simple majority of the members present at a meeting and qualified to vote shall be required to allow any decision pursuant to section 183C-6(b). Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum to do business. The board shall keep accurate records and minutes of all meetings, special and regular, and they shall be public records. Copies of portions of the agenda relating to dispositions of land shall be made available to the public in the land office of each district at least three days before the meeting at which the matter will be discussed or voted upon.

No more than two of the board's members, one of which may be the chairperson, may determine items that shall be placed on a meeting agenda. A discussion between the two members for this purpose shall be considered a permitted interaction pursuant to section 92-2.5(a); provided that the discussion is limited to the selection of items to be placed on the agenda and no commitment relating to a vote on any matter is made or sought."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on June 30, 3000.

 


 


 

Report Title:

BLNR; Agenda Items; Sunshine Law; Permitted Interaction

 

Description:

Allows no more than two members of the board of land and natural resources, one of which may be the chairperson, to determine items that shall be placed on a meeting agenda and any discussion between the two members shall be a permitted interaction under the sunshine law. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)

 

 

 

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