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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TIME:

9:00 AM

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State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 15

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY LIENS.

Authorizes the State and the county in which the affected real property is situated to place a lien on the property for unpaid civil fines resulting from a violation of a land use law in connection with the property. Authorizes the State and applicable county to sell the property after all notices, orders, and appeal proceedings, if any, are exhausted and use those revenues to pay unpaid civil fines related to that property.

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 109

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING.

Clarifies county zoning to explicitly authorize counties to adopt zoning regulations that eliminate or amortize land uses or structures established after the effective date of the first comprehensive zoning ordinance adopted by a county and zoning regulations that restrict the time, place, manner, or duration of a land use activity that do not create different types of land uses by limiting the time, place, manner, or duration of a use of land.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 562

Status

RELATING TO PERMITS.

Establishes an exemption from applicable county permit requirements for repetitive construction projects for facilities under the control of the Department of Education, University of Hawaii, or School Facilities Authority.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 365

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Expands exclusions from the definition of "development" as it applies to special management areas to reduce the need for special management area permits for certain activities.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 201

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Increases the minimum age of a building, structure, object, district, area, or site that would define it as historic property for purposes of the historic preservation program.

 

WAL, JHA

HB 202

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEWS.

Requires the department of land and natural resources, through the state historic preservation division and subject to approval from the appropriate island burial council, to contract its review of proposed state projects, projects on privately owned historic property, and projects affecting historic properties to third-party consultants if the department will not be able to complete its review within sixty days.

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 361

Status

RELATING TO THE GREEN JOBS YOUTH CORPS.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources and its partner, or partners, for the continuation of benefits of the Green Jobs Youth Corps.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 184

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL OCEAN RECREATION.

Requires commercial ocean operators who take customers into state waters to engage in recreational activities to have at least one individual aboard the vessel who is rescue diver or lifeguard certified by a nationally recognized certification organization. Requires vessels that transport customers for the purpose of engaging in an activity in state waters to have a backboard, emergency oxygen, and an automated external defibrillator included in its onboard safety equipment.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 200

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS.

Beginning 1/1/2024, requires rental kayaks to be registered and numbered with the department of land and natural resources and have the identification number affixed to the rental kayak. Requires the department to establish fees for registration and registration renewal of rental kayaks.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 153

Status

RELATING TO STATE WATER CODE PENALTIES.

Adds a minimum penalty of $50 per violation of the State Water Code and makes each day that a violation exists or continues a separate offense. Requires the Commission on Water Resource Management to determine the amount of the penalty based on the circumstances of the violation.

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

HB 88

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL EROSION.

Establishes and appropriates funds for a two-year program at the University of Hawaii to study the impact of sandbag walls, or "sand burritos", on sand movement patterns and coastal erosion at Ehukai beach park on the north shore of Oahu. Establishes a temporary moratorium on the use of sandbag walls or "sand burritos", unless authorized by an emergency permit from the department of land and natural resources. Requires report to legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 535

Status

RELATING TO HUNTING.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to create and periodically update a game management plan. Requires the Board of Land and Natural Resources to establish a certified public hunter program to address the growing problem of wild pig populations in residential areas. Appropriates moneys.

 

WAL, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Chair