Rep. Bob McDermott HB 988 – Environmental Disaster Reponses – Tax Increase

Measure Title: RELATING TO NATIVE WILDLIFE.
Report Title: Environmental Disaster Responses; Wildlife Rehabilitation and Recovery
Description: Increases the environmental response, energy, and food security tax by an unspecified amount until June 30, 2015, and then by 2 cents per barrel on June 30, 2015, and deposits a specified amount of the increases into the wildlife recovery and rehabilitation special fund. Establishes the wildlife recovery and rehabilitation special fund to support the operations of a facility to respond to oil and fuel-related disasters affecting native wildlife in the State. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB988 HD1)

2/12/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Cabanilla, Cheape, Cullen, Fale, Hanohano, Har, Oshiro, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fukumoto, Johanson, McDermott voting no (3) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cachola, Coffman, Takai excused (4).

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Rep. Cynthia Thielen HB 193 – Relating to Land

RELATING TO LAND USE.
Report Title: Land Use Commission; Boundary Amendment; Time Period Extension
Description: Requires the land use commission, upon request, to extend the time period for which a boundary amendment is effective for at least 2 years if the appropriate county officer or agency determines that the petitioner has substantially commenced development or if other good cause exists

2/12/2013 H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Fale, Hanohano, Lowen voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Thielen voting no (1) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cachola, Coffman, Takai excused (4).

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Rep. Cynthia Thielen HB 738 – Relating to Land Use

RELATING TO LAND USE.
Report Title: Counties; Land Use; Accessory Dwelling Units
Description: Requires the counties to allow the construction of accessory dwelling units on lots on which a residential dwelling unit is permitted, except for lots situated on state agricultural lands in any county with a population of five hundred thousand or fewer persons. (HB738 HD1)

/12/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on WAL with Representative(s) Hanohano, Jordan voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cheape, Thielen voting no (2) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cachola, Coffman, Takai excused (4).

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Representative Cynthia Thielen HB 555 – Smart Growth

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Report Title: Public Infrastructure; Smart Growth
Description: Establishes the state smart growth public infrastructure policy. Requires state agencies involved in the planning, development, and financing of public infrastructure to consider smart growth criteria prior to approving or financing any public infrastructure projects. Requires the chief executive officers of each state agency involved in the planning, development, and financing of public infrastructure projects to attest that a project meets the smart growth criteria or prepare a statement of justification. Requires each state agency involved in the planning, development, and financing of public infrastructure to create a smart growth advisory committee. Precludes any private right of action. Effective July 1, 2014. (HB555 HD1)

2/12/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on EDB with Representative(s) Hanohano voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Thielen voting no (1) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cachola, Coffman, Takai excused (4).

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Representative Gene Ward Addresses HB 1126 – Beer

RELATING TO ADVERTISING AND MARKETING.
Report Title: Advertising and Marketing; Place of Origin; Beer
Description: Requires beers sold or distributed in the State whose labels convey the impression that the beers were produced in Hawaii to indicate otherwise if not produced in the State. Effective January 20, 2020. (HB1126 HD1)

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Rep.Gene Ward Addresses HB 858 – Hawaii Growth Initative

RELATING TO THE HI GROWTH INITIATIVE.
Report Title: Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; HI Growth Initiative ($)
Description: Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation for the HI Growth Initiative, an investment program to develop an ecosystem to support high-growth entrepreneurial companies in the State. Effective July 1, 2013.

2/12/2013 H Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cachola, Takai excused (3).

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