THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2640

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO WASTEWATER.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 27-21.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"27-21.6 Functions reassigned to the counties. The following functions are [hereby] reassigned to the several counties:

(1) The medical care of inmates of county jails;

(2) The rendering of medical investigatory services requested by the police;

(3) Physical examinations of employees to the extent that such functions had been performed immediately prior to the adoption of Act 97, Session Laws of Hawaii 1965;

(4) The care and treatment of county workers' compensation cases to the extent that such functions had been performed immediately prior to the adoption of Act 97, Session Laws of Hawaii 1965; and

(5) The regulation of the design, construction, and operation of individual wastewater systems and private wastewater treatment works[,]; provided that [the]:

(A) The transfer of this function to each county shall take place on the date that the expenditure of start-up funds is made by the State to such county for this purpose[.]; and

(B) Counties shall permit the use of an otherwise authorized individual wastewater treatment system as an on-site means of wastewater disposal when:

(i) The individual wastewater treatment system pre-dates a county-operated wastewater treatment system; and

(ii) The county determines that allowing the individual wastewater treatment system is fair and equitable.

No later than December 31, 2013, the counties shall adopt rules or ordinances to effectuate this subparagraph."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.



 

Report Title:

Counties; Wastewater; Individual Systems

 

Description:

Requires counties to permit the use of an otherwise authorized individual wastewater treatment system when it pre-dates a county-operated wastewater treatment system and the county determines that allowing the individual wastewater treatment system is fair and equitable. Requires counties to adopt rules or ordinances no later than 12/31/13. (SD1)

 

 

 

The summary description of legislation appearing on this page is for informational purposes only and is not legislation or evidence of legislative intent.