Water & Land Committee, Hawaii House of Representatives

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The Water & Land Committee is a standing committee of the Hawaii House of Representatives. It was formed as a successor to the Water, Land & Ocean Resources Committee for the 2013-2014 session.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Hawaii House of Representatives are assigned by party caucuses. Members of the majority caucus designate the chair, vice-chair and majority party members of the committee, while members of the minority caucus designates the minority members of the committee.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The Speaker and Vice Speaker serve as an ex officio member of each committee without the power to vote.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Committee on Water & Land whose scope shall be those programs relating to land and fresh water resource administration and use, coastal and other lands above the high water mark, the Land Use Commission, county land use planning and zoning, the Hawaii Community Development Authority, infrastructure development, outdoor recreation, including freshwater recreational boating, freshwater fish and game management, drinking water and brackish waters, small boat harbors and their infrastructure, State parks, and historic sites development and protection.[5]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Water & Land Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (2)
Cindy Evans, ChairRichard Fale
Nicole Lowen, Vice ChairCynthia Thielen
Denny Coffman
Ty Cullen
Faye Hanohano
Derek Kawakami
Chris Lee


The following table describes Water, Land & Ocean Resources Committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes Water, Land & Ocean Resources Committee membership at the beginning of the 2009 legislative session.

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