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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

TIME:

1:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 229 & Videoconference

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1385, HD2

      (HSCR1214)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Establishes a framework for designating certain public lands for redevelopment.  Amends generally applicable lease requirements for public lands to promote redevelopment.  Designates the public lands on the Waiakea peninsula on the island of Hawaii as the Waiakea peninsula redevelopment district.  Appropriates funds.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD2)

 

WTL, WAM

HB 994, HD1

      (HSCR1209)

      Status & Testimony

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.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD1)

 

WTL, WAM

HB 1079, HD2

      (HSCR1204)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION CONTROL.

Revises chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add wetlands to the definition of state waters, clarify the Director of Health's role as a certifying agency, including enforcement of water quality certifications, and increase certain statutory civil penalties.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD2)

 

WTL, JDC/WAM

HB 1088, HD1

      (HSCR1063)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO DECLARATION OF WATER SHORTAGE AND EMERGENCY.

Amends the conditions, manner, and areas in which the Commission on Water Resource Management of the Department of Land and Natural Resources can declare water shortages and emergencies.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD1)

 

WTL, JDC

HB 1090, HD1

      (HSCR1135)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO OCEAN RECREATION COMMERCIAL PERMITS.

Specifies the methods by which the department of land and natural resources can issue new ocean recreation commercial permits and renew existing ocean recreation commercial permits.  Specifies that new permits for ocean recreation management areas and facilities where a permit limit is implemented shall be issued by the method and order set specified, until the limit is reached.  For renewal of existing permits in ocean recreation management areas and facilities where a permit limit is implemented, bases renewal of a commercial permit on seniority, until the limit is reached.  Establishes an ocean recreation commercial permits working group within the division of boating and ocean recreation of the department of land and natural resources.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD1)

 

WTL, JDC/WAM

HB 1091, HD2

      (HSCR1076)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY DISCLOSURES WITHIN SHORELINE AREAS.

Requires disclosure of all existing permitted and unpermitted shoreline erosion control structures on, and the annual coastal erosion rates for, parcels of land adjacent to the shoreline before real estate transactions.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD2)

 

WTL, CPN

HB 1134, HD2

      (HSCR1074)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO KANEOHE BAY.

Prohibits commercial ocean use activity in Kaneohe Bay waters without a permit.  Prohibits any person from advertising any commercial ocean use activity in Kaneohe Bay waters for which the person does not have a permit.  Establishes enforcement mechanisms for the prohibitions.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD2)

 

WTL, CPN/WAM

HB 1267, HD1

      (HSCR1137)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Requires the department of land and natural resources to develop and implement a management system for Ka‘ena point state park, Makua, and Keawa‘ula regions.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD1)

 

WTL, WAM

HB 1371, HD1

      (HSCR1213)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE SAND ISLAND STATE RECREATION AREA.

Appropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources to prepare a master plan for the Sand Island state recreation area.  Effective 6/30/3000.  (HD1)

 

WTL, WAM

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye

Chair