Bills Pending Hawaii House Water & Land Committee

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HIHB1628Intro
25%
Imposes conveyance tax on the transfer of a controlling interest of an entity with an interest in real property. Stipulates that the imposition of the conveyance tax on transfers of entity ownership shall not apply to any transfer of interest or acqu...
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2024-02-13
To House Water & Land Committee
HIHB2472Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to issue temporary threatened species licenses and draft administrative rules for the conservation of threatened species.
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2024-02-08
To House Water & Land Committee
HIHB1929Intro
25%
Defines "isolated wetlands" and "wetlands". Clarifies the definition of "state waters" to include wetlands and isolated wetlands. Requires the Director of Health to determine all wetlands in the State, including whether a wetland is an isolated wetla...
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2024-02-08
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HIHB2219Intro
25%
Increases the number of Commission on Water Resource Management members from 7 to 8, with only 5 of the 8 members required to have substantial experience in water resource management. Adds the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, or the Chai...
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2024-02-08
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HIHB2422Intro
25%
Adds the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the Chairperson's designee as a nonvoting member to the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
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2024-02-07
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HIHB1552Intro
25%
Allows the Department of Land and Natural Resources to expend the moneys from the State Parks Special Fund for programs aimed at environmental protection.
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2024-02-06
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HIHB1809Intro
25%
Requires that any newly established ocean recreation management area include the same or greater number of commercial use permits as the number of permits applicable to the area before the establishment of the ocean recreation management area.
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2024-02-06
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HIHB2691Intro
25%
Establishes the Red Hill remediation authority. Creates the Red Hill remediation special fund.
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2024-02-06
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HIHB2095Intro
25%
Specifies some of the measures the Director of Health may take in response to emergency circumstances affecting the availability of safe drinking water or the discovery of contamination in a public water source.
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2024-02-06
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HIHB2180Intro
25%
Prohibits development in special management areas unless the development is first found to not be located in a sea level rise exposure area.
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2024-02-06
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HIHB2693Intro
25%
Establishes the Cultural Corridor Authority to develop plans to redevelop areas affected by disaster while maintaining historic and cultural preservation. Establishes an income tax credit to incentivize the voluntary relinquishment of real property l...
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2024-02-06
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HIHB2214Intro
25%
Provides a new source of interim financing for affordable housing projects using housing programs developed under a Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation housing program. Sunsets 7/1/2029. Effective 1/1/3000. (HD1)
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2024-02-02
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HIHB2469Intro
25%
Requires that lease extensions approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (Board) be drafted on forms that reflect contemporary leasing practices and policies of the Board, and which shall control over conflicting or inconsistent provisions ...
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2024-02-01
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HIHB2468Intro
25%
Authorizes disposition of public land leases for agricultural, commercial, industrial, hotel, and resort purposes through direct negotiation.
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2024-02-01
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HIHB2474Intro
25%
Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to issue interim administrative rules to quickly regulate the use of ocean recreation equipment, especially new and emerging ocean recreation technologies, in state ocean waters until long-term admin...
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2024-02-01
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HIHB1948Intro
25%
Prohibits any law, ordinance, or rule from establishing restrictions on the type of gear used for subsistence fishing.
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2024-01-30
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HIHB1928Intro
25%
Requires the state historic preservation division to approve or make a determination within forty-five days on a properly completed and submitted application for public and private work. Deems the application to be approved if state historic preserva...
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2024-01-30
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HIHB2265Intro
25%
Establishes and implements the Catastrophic Wildfire Securitization Act, to allow public utilities to securitize rates in order to raise capital that can be used to pay for costs and expenses arising out of catastrophic wildfires.
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2024-01-29
To House Water & Land Committee
HIHB1549Intro
25%
Requires the Insurance Commissioner to conduct a study on wildfire risk and insurance and submit a report regarding the study to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2025.
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2024-01-29
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HIHB2210Intro
25%
Clarifies that powers granted for emergency purposes shall not be inconsistent with the state constitution. Clarifies that emergency powers shall not be used to address issues arising out of existing economic pressures. Provides for greater clarity a...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2599Intro
25%
Exempts actions involving the operation and management of fisheries in the State from environmental review requirements.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2594Intro
25%
Prohibits certain persons affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party from acquiring real property or any interest in real property in the State, except a de minimus indirect interest. Establishes exceptions. Requires a person affiliated with the Chi...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2679Intro
25%
Prohibits parking of motor vehicles on the grounds of Iolani Palace. Requires DAGS to remove the blacktop, parking area, and paid parking adjacent to Iolani Palace. Requires DLNR to develop and maintain a pedestrian area adjacent to Iolani Palace. Re...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2530Intro
25%
Requires all publicly or privately owned or operated transfer stations in the State to be open to the public for at least two days a week.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2418Intro
25%
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 regist...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2607Intro
25%
Requires the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to compile a list of approved archaeologists to ensure the quality and integrity of archaeological services contracted by developers. Specifies informat...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2729Intro
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Appropriates funds for the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to establish a Central Oahu Wildfire Prevention Plan, in consultation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources, community stakeholders, and n...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2409Intro
25%
Reestablishes the State Fire Marshal's Office within the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Appropriates funds.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2755Intro
25%
Increases the penalty for the desecration of Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian burial sites from a misdemeanor to a felony.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2608Intro
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Clarifies the definition of "burial site".
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2687Intro
25%
Establishes the resilience hub and network grant program and a special fund in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Increases the environmental response, energy, and food security tax and deposits a portion of the tax into the resilience hub and n...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2636Intro
25%
Establishes the Hawaii Coastal Commission and the Shoreline Buyback Program, which permits the Commission to purchase eligible shoreline properties and make those properties available for affordable rental housing. Appropriates funds.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2287Intro
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Appropriates funds for prefabricated, modular, or kauhale-type housing for individuals impacted by the Lahaina wildfire.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2651Intro
25%
Extends the right to enter private property and remove or stabilize natural hazards that are at risk of harming the public or other properties to the county in which the private property is located and that county's respective mayor.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2541Intro
25%
Prohibits certain foreign parties from owning, purchasing, or acquiring an interest in agricultural lands. Establishes an Office of Agricultural Intelligence within the Department of Agriculture to investigate claims that land is unlawfully owned by ...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2533Intro
25%
Clarifies that persons or minors that enter private property with or without charge by a landowner for recreational purposes have no cause of action, unless exempted under law. Requires a court to award attorneys' fees and costs to landowners if plai...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2371Intro
25%
Requires the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development to develop and publish a statewide climate adaptation and resilience implementation plan.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2753Intro
25%
Before the transfer of non-agricultural park lands, authorizes the Department of Agriculture to request information from the Department of Land and Natural Resources related to the establishment of necessary and reasonable easements upon the lands. A...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2637Intro
25%
Requires all public buildings constructed after January 1, 2025, to be designed to withstand category five hurricanes and be used as shelters in the event of an emergency.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2609Intro
25%
Requires, rather than allows, any person who violates chapter 6E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to appear before the Board of Land and Natural Resources. Requires, rather than allows, the Board of Land and Natural Resources to impose fines.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2279Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to: (1) consider certain insurance coverage in conducting safety inspections relating to dam and reservoir safety; (2) to relax any restrictions and stringent standards on a dam or appurten...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2711Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish and operate conservation mitigation banks to restore, create, enhance, or preserve conservation habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation. Authorizes the Department of Land a...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2766Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to create and annually update a wildfire hazard map. Requires private and public property owners to trim grasses within certain proximities of public rights of way and utility lines. Authorizes el...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2249Intro
25%
Clarifies that violation of part I of chapter 200, HRS, relating to ocean recreation and coastal areas, or any rules adopted thereunder shall be subject to criminal penalties.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2542Intro
25%
Prohibits foreign principals from acquiring real property in the State or any interest in real property in the State, except a de minimus indirect interest. Defines foreign principal. Requires a foreign principal that owns real property that was acqu...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2332Intro
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Requires rent on Mauna Kea to be commensurate with rents charged for similar astronomical observatories globally. Provides that in leases negotiated by the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority reserved viewing or observing time shall not be ...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2310Intro
25%
Authorizes counties, after adoption of an ordinance, to sell private property after all notices, orders, and appeal proceedings are exhausted and to use those revenues to pay unpaid civil fines related to that property.
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2417Intro
25%
Adds the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the Chairperson's designee to the Commission on Water Resource Management. Increases number of commission members from seven to eight, with only five of eight required to have substantial exper...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2268Intro
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Clarifies the level of environmental restoration owners and operators of underground storage tanks or tank systems that had a confirmed release must satisfy by requiring the removal of all jet fuel, including fuel additives and all compounds resultin...
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2024-01-26
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HIHB2201Intro
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Generally prohibits the removal of minerals from the seabed in all state marine waters. Prohibits the issuance of permits for the mooring, docking, or operation of any vessel designed or intended for removal of minerals from the seabed. Provides for ...
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2024-01-26
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