HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Āina I ka Pono

 

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 18, 2015

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 621, HD1

(HSCR219)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Gradually prohibits the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads to protect marine life. (HB621 HD1)

 

EEP, OMH, CPC

HB 142, HD1

(HSCR6)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Extends the sunset date for provisions for affordable housing credits for affordable housing developed on Hawaiian home lands to July 1, 2021.

 

HSG, OMH, FIN

HB 720

Status

RELATING TO THE WEST MAUI OCEAN RECREATION MANAGEMENT AREA.

Makes permanent the west Maui ocean recreation management area advisory committee. Adds one member to the committee with a background in ocean safety.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 869

Status

RELATING TO SPINNER DOLPHINS.

Prohibits the taking of a spinner dolphin.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 1297

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Provides that the treatment of a corpse in a manner consistent with traditional Hawaiian cultural customs and practices shall not constitute the abuse of a corpse within the penal code.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 1339

Status

RELATING TO SHARK AND MANTA RAY PROTECTION.

Creates administrative penalties for any person who knowingly captures, kills, or takes any shark or manta ray within state marine waters. Provides exemptions for native Hawaiian gathering rights and cultural practices, research purposes, and public safety.

 

OMH, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Kaniela Ing

Chair