THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2010
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair
Senator J. Kalani English, Vice Chair
COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, AGRICULTURE, AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
Senator Clayton Hee, Chair
Senator Jill N. Tokuda, Vice Chair
AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING
TIME: 2:45 p.m.
PLACE: Conference Room 225, State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street
RELATING TO ENDANGERED SPECIES.
Establishes the intentional or knowing taking of an endangered species as a class C felony; provides a private right of action to enforce conservation of aquatic life, wildlife, and land plants laws.
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Transfers the office of environmental quality control and the environmental council from the department of health to the department of land and natural resources; reduces the membership of the environmental council from 15 to 7; establishes the environmental review special fund; revises the environmental assessment and environmental impact statement process to create a more streamlined, transparent, and consistent process.
ENE/WTL, WAM [Measure added on 01-29-10]
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Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
FOR AMENDED HEARING NOTICES: If the notice is an amended notice, measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If there is a measure that is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.
Persons wishing to testify should submit testimony in one of the following ways by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing:
· By Email: Testimony may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Committee at ENETestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov . Please indicate the measure, date and time of the hearing. Email sent to individual offices or any other Senate office will not be accepted.
· By Web: Testimony may be submitted online if less than 4MB in size, at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.
· In person: 1 copy of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room 201, State Capitol.
· By fax: Testimony may be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. When faxing, please indicate to which committee the testimony is being submitted and the date and time of the hearing.
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Public Folder. A folder labeled “Public Folder” containing the testimonies for the hearing will be available for shared use by members of the public.
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