SUPPORT House Bills 2018

KPAC supports the following 2018 House Bills:

H.B. 2712|  Testimony Red Hill Fuel Tanks (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
Report Title: Underground Storage Tanks and Systems; Environmental Protection; Department of Health.
Description: Requires, on or before 9/1/2018, that the department of health adopt rules for underground storage tanks and tank systems to conform with certain federal regulations and that include additional requirements for field-constructed underground storage tanks and tank systems.

H.B. 1747 |  Testimony OHA Pro Rata Share (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO INCREASING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS’ PRO RATA SHARE OF PUBLIC LAND TRUST FUNDS.
Report Title:  OHA Package; Public Land Trust; Pro Rata Share; DLNR; Appropriation
Description:  Establishes $35,000,000 as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ pro rata share of the public land trust. Transfers $119,000,000 less certain funds to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for underpayment of the public land trust funds for 7/1/12 to 6/30/18. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to provide an annual accounting of receipts from lands described in section 5(f) of the Admissions Act. Establishes a committee to recommend the annual amount of the income and proceeds from the public land trust that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs shall receive annually. Appropriates funds.

H.R. 14 |  Testimony Family Visitation Center for Prisons and Jails (pdf)

Measure Title:  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, TO WORK WITH THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION WORKING GROUP AND OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO ESTABLISH VISITATION CENTERS AT ALL STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND JAILS.
 Report Title:  Keiki Caucus; Children of Incarcerated Parents; Visitation Centers
 Description:

H.B. 1999 HD2Testimony OHA NH Rights Training (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO TRAINING
Report Title: Training; Native Hawaiian and Hawaiian Rights; Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Description: Requires certain government decision-makers at the state and county levels to attend a training course on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights. (HB1999 HD2)

H.B. 2464 HD2 | Testimony Hawaiian Homes Lessees (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT
Report Title: Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Lessees; Waitlists
Description: Makes any person who sells or transfers an interest in a Hawaiian Home Lands lease ineligible to receive a subsequent lease for the same class of land except in limited circumstances. (HB2464 HD2)

H.B. 1985 HD1 |  No Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO LAND USE
Report Title: Land Use; Public Lands
Description: Requires the Board of Land and Natural Resources to provide an annual report to the Legislature with information regarding the value, current zoning, and status of resource value public lands held by the Department of Natural Land and Resources. (HB1985 HD1)

H.B. 860 HD1 | Testimony Kuleana Lands (pdf)

Measure Title:  RELATING TO ACTIONS FOR QUIET TITLE.
 Report Title:  Action for Quiet Title; Kuleana Land
 Description: Provides that where a quiet title action involves kuleana land, at the request of a defendant or defendants, the court shall order mandatory mediation or consolidation of separate actions, respectively; defendant’s access to the land for native Hawaiian cultural and traditional practices shall not be extinguished or alienated; and plaintiff shall not recover cost, expenses, or attorney’s fees. (HB860 HD1)