HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Chair

Rep. Mahina Poepoe, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cory M. Chun

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kanani Souza

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Elle Cochran, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Kirstin Kahaloa

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 9, 2023

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 755

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to adopt rules to prevent and respond to the introduction of aquatic nuisance species from discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel and reflect the relationship between the federal Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2018, as amended, and state law.

 

WAL/EEP

HB 1079

Status

RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION CONTROL.

Revises chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add wetlands to the definition of State waters, clarifies the Director of Health's role as a certifying agency including enforcement of water quality certifications, and increases certain statutory civil penalties.

 

WAL/EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair

 

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Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Chair