§180-2  General powers and duties of department.  The department of land and natural resources shall keep a record of its official actions and may perform acts and adopt rules as may be necessary for the execution of its functions under this chapter.  It may call upon the attorney general for legal services or employ its own counsel in conformity with section 28-8.3.  It may delegate to any member, agent, or employee, powers and duties as it may deem proper.  Upon request of the department, other agencies of the state government, insofar as available appropriations and resources will permit, shall assign staff members or personnel to the department, and make reports, surveys, or studies as the department may request. [L 1947, c 191, pt of §4; RL 1955, §28-5; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §22; am L 1961, c 132, §2; am L 1967, c 145, §§1, 2; HRS §180-2; am L Sp 1993, c 8, §53; am L 2015, c 35, §36]