OPPOSE House Bills 2021

HB245 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Report Title:  Historic Preservation; Historic Property.
Description: Amends the definition of “historic property” under the historic preservation law to include the requirement that buildings, inclusive of privately owned homes, meet the criteria for being entered into the Hawaii register of historic places. (HD1)

HB343 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO CONTESTED CASES.
Report Title: Contested Case Hearings; Hearings Officers; Department of
Commerce and Consumer Affairs; State Agencies
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Description: Requires any state agency that does not have hearings officers
on its staff to arrange with the department of commerce and
consumer affairs to have its contested case hearings heard by
hearings officers of the department. Allows the department of
commerce and consumer affairs to charge a fee for conducting
these hearings.

HB344 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title:RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Report Title: Public Lands; Governor; Set Aside Lands; HHFDC; DLNR
Description: Exempts lands set aside by the Governor to HHFDC for the primary purpose of developing affordable housing from classification as public land subject to DLNR management. Provides that lands set aside to HHFDC and no longer needed for housing, finance, and development purposes be returned to the public trust administered by DLNR. Takes effect on 7/1/2025. (HD1)

HB467 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title:RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Report Title: DLNR; Public Lands; Redevelopment; Waiakea Peninsula ($)
Description: EAuthorizes the designation of areas or regions of public lands classified as commercial, industrial, resort and hotel, and the establishment and implementation of guidelines for the redevelopment of the areas or regions that will: (1) modernize the policies for the management of public lands in the designated area; (2) establish a plan for the designated area, including district-wide improvements, that is coordinated with state and county land use and planning policies; and (3) implement asset and property management concepts that can optimize income from the properties and evolve in response to changing principles of property administration. Designates the public lands on the Waiakea peninsula on the island of Hawaii as the Waiakea peninsula redevelopment district. Allows the department of land and natural resources to issue a rent reduction or waiver for certain lessee’s expenses for demolition or provision of basic infrastructure. Authorizes a local redevelopment agency to contract with a developer for construction of non-residential projects on public land within a redevelopment area. Exempts the costs of construction of work or improvements of a redevelopment project from general excise and use taxes. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

HB499 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title:RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
Report Title: Public Lands; Lease Extension; Development Agreement
Description: Authorizes the board of land and natural resources to extend certain leases of public lands for commercial, industrial, resort, mixed-use, or government use upon approval of a proposed development agreement to make substantial improvements to the existing improvements. (CD1)

HB629 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Report Title:  Law Enforcement; Attorney General; DLNR; PSD; DOT; Judiciary; Service of Process
Description: Establishes an enforcement division in the department of the attorney general. Transfers to the department of the attorney general enforcement division the law enforcement activities of the department of land and natural resources, division of conservation and resources enforcement; the department of public safety state law enforcement officers and the narcotics enforcement division; and the department of transportation harbors division. Specifies the persons authorized to serve civil legal process. Mandates the attorney general to maintain a list of independent civil process servers. Shields the State and the department of the attorney general from liability arising from the acts of independent civil process servers. Effective 7/1/2022.

HB686 | KPAC Testimony 1 , 2(pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO CRITICAL ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.
Report Title:  Critical Electrical Infrastructure; Burglary Offense
Description: Amends the offense of burglary in the second degree to include intentionally entering or remaining unlawfully on a critical electrical infrastructure…. (HD2)

HB784 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO TRESPASS.
Report Title:  Trespass; Public Land; Ownership; Enforcement
Description: Clarifies that when trespass involves public land, all law enforcement officers shall enforce trespass laws, without regard to whether the land is owned by the State or by a county.

SB2 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Report Title:  Historic Preservation; Historic Property.
Description: Amends the definition of “historic property” under the historic preservation law to include the requirement that buildings, inclusive of privately owned homes, meet the criteria for being entered into the Hawaii register of historic places. (HD1)

SB749 | KPAC Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Report Title:  Historic Preservation; Historic Property.
Description: Amends the definition of “historic property” under the historic preservation law to include the requirement that buildings, inclusive of privately owned homes, meet the criteria for being entered into the Hawaii register of historic places. (HD1)