HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Kaniela Ing, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 393

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.

Waives DOH water pollution control permit requirements for restoration, repair, and operation of Hawaiian fishponds that are permitted under the Statewide Programmatic General Permit process, administered by the DLNR.

 

OMH, HLT, FIN

HB 665

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Grants OHA officers and employees collective bargaining rights. Gives OHA voting rights as a public employer.

 

OMH, LAB, FIN

HB 874

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM.

Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement annual assessments in the Hawaiian language that are not translations for Ka Papahana Kaiapuni students.

 

OMH, EDN, FIN

HB 205

Status

RELATED TO AGRICULTURE.

Includes traditional Hawaiian farming and small-scale farming to the objectives and policies for the economy.

 

OMH, AGR

HB 206

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN PLANTS.

Subject to exceptions, requires all plans, designs, and specifications for new or renovated landscaping of State-developed buildings, complexes, facilities, or housing to incorporate Hawaiian plants. Effective 6/30/2016.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 207

Status

RELATING TO TRAINING.

Requires OHA to administer a training course on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights. Requires members of certain state councils, boards, and commissions to attend the training course.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 209

Status

RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Appropriates funds for the office of Hawaiian affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2017.

 

OMH, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

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Rep. Kaniela Ing

Chair