The Office of the Hawai’i Senate has released the following ‘Bills of Interest’ that are set to come before committee tomorrow, April 11th:
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO ASSIST THE COMPLEX AREAS IN CREATING ENDOWMENTS TO BENEFIT HAWAII’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
PROPOSED SD1: REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PROVIDE GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN THE ALLOCATION OF GEOTHERMAL ROYALTIES SO THAT BENEFITS ACCRUE TO THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH THE GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES ARE LOCATED, AND TO TAKE VARIOUS ACTIONS TO FURTHER THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM
The purpose of this Informational Briefing is to discuss human and sex trafficking and its impact in Hawaii, as well as measures against this travesty and violation of human rights that have passed in the House and Senate and are set for further deliberation in Conference Committee. These measures include:
1. HB 1905 HD2 SD2 – Relating to Human Services
2. SB 2123 SD2 HD2 – Relating to Human Trafficking
3. SB 2576 SD1 HD2 – Relating to Prostitution
4. SB 2579 SD2 HD2 – Relating to Minors
REQUESTING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TO CONVENE A SPECIAL TASK FORCE ON HAWAIIAN HISTORICAL SITES PRESERVATION.
PROPOSED SD1: URGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF KOREATOWN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MASTERPLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A KOREATOWN.
REQUESTING THE PUBLIC LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO SUBMIT A SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL EVALUATION OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CORPORATION TO THE LEGISLATURE.
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE PUBLIC LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII, TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE THE EAST HAWAII AREA OF HAWAII COUNTY.
Confirmation hearing: Statewide Health Coordinating Council
URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ADOPT RULES TO REGULATE AND CONTROL OPIHI HARVESTING TO ALLOW OPIHI STOCKS TO NATURALLY REPLENISH THEMSELVES AND SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING AND TO ANNUALLY REPORT ON ITS EFFORTS TO REPLENISH OPIHI STOCKS, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THESE EFFORTS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOR IMPROVEMENT.
Confirmation hearings: Hawai’i Aerospace Advisory Committee, Correctional Industries Advisory Committee, Hawai’i Paroling Authority
Confirmation hearings: Board of Agriculture, Board of Directors of the Agribusiness Development Corporation, Advisory Committee on Pesticides
PROPOSED SD1: RECOGNIZING THE HAWAII AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTER FOR ITS BENEFITS TO THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY AND URGING THE HAWAII AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTER TO ESTABLISH THE PROPOSED KUNIA AGRICULTURE PROCESSING AND SALES CENTER.