THE SENATE

KA AHA KENEKOA

 

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND

Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair

Senator Brandon J.C. Elefante, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Senator Kurt Fevella, Vice Chair

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

TIME:

1:05 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 229 & Videoconference

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

TIMESLOT:

WTL

 

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A M E N D E D  A G E N D A

 

 

 

SB 736

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Allows the Hawaii Community Development Authority to approve the residential development on the nine parcels conveyed to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs pursuant to Act 15, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012.  Raises the building height limit and increases the maximum floor area ratio for residential development on three of the nine parcels.  Exempts the residential developments on the nine parcels from the requirement to dedicate public facilities of land or facilities, or cash payments in lieu thereof, as a condition of development; the prohibition on sale or assignment of fee simple interest in land in the Kakaako Community Development District; and the prohibition on residential development in the Kakaako Makai area.  Appropriates funds for repairs of certain structures located on the nine parcels and for compensation relating to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' pro rata portion of income and proceeds from the public land trust.

 

WTL/HWN, WAM/JDC

SB 1034

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC PARKING AT ALA WAI BOAT HARBOR.

Requires the maintenance of at least three hundred parking stalls at Ala Wai boat harbor at no cost for recreational ocean access and for the practice of traditional and customary Native Hawaiian rights.

 

WTL/HWN, WAM

SB 1036

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY FISHING PRACTICES.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to issue special activity permits for the purpose of recognizing and protecting individuals exercising their Native Hawaiian traditional and customary rights.

 

WTL/HWN, JDC

SB 1040

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to establish the Kauhale Pilot Program on the Leeward Coast of Oahu to provide individual or shared micro housing units and services to homeless Native Hawaiian individuals and families who meet the definition of homeless under federal guidelines.  Exempts low-income rentals, tiny home villages, and kauhale from certain provisions for the duration of their underlying leases consistent with the Governor's 2015 and 2018 Proclamations on Homelessness.  Appropriates funds.

 

HWN/WTL, WAM

 

SB 1354

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEWS.

Allows the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to assume historic preservation review of the effect of any proposed project for lands under its jurisdiction except for projects affecting properties listed or nominated for inclusion in the Hawaii register of historic places or the national register of historic places.

 

HWN/WTL, WAM

[Measure added on 02-03-23]

 

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Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Chair

 

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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye

Chair