Waikiki Commercial Catamarans

Allows a sole proprietor who own catamarans and who has obtained
and/or maintained a commercial registration to land such
catamarans on Waikiki beach and to operate on Waikiki shoreline,
to transfer the commercial registration to a corporation.  (SD1)

THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Section 200-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
 3      "(b)  Vessels used for purposes of recreational boating
 4 activities which are also the principal habitation of the owners
 5 shall occupy no more than one hundred twenty-nine berths at Ala
 6 Wai boat harbor and thirty-five berths at Keehi boat harbor,
 7 which is equal to fifteen per cent of the respective total
 8 moorage space that was available as of July 1, 1976, at the Ala
 9 Wai and Keehi boat harbors.  Notwithstanding the purposes of
10 small boat harbors, moorage for commercial vessels and commercial
11 vessel activities is not permitted in the Ala Wai and Keehi boat
12 harbors; provided that commercial catamarans, for which valid
13 permits or registration certificates have been issued by the
14 department which allow the catamarans to operate upon Waikiki
15 shore waters for hire, may be permitted to moor in Ala Wai boat
16 harbor at facilities leased for commercial purposes.  The
17 department shall allow a sole proprietor of a catamaran operating
18 with a valid commercial registration certificate issued by the
19 department for a commercial catamaran to land its commercial

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 1 catamaran on Waikiki beach and to operate upon Waikiki shore
 2 waters for hire, to transfer the sole proprietor's interest in
 3 the catamaran, along with the valid commercial registration
 4 certificate, to a corporate entity.  Commercial registration
 5 certificates granted by the department to commercial catamarans
 6 operating in Waikiki shore waters and landing on Waikiki beach
 7 shall be issued in a timely manner.  No commercial registration
 8 issued to an owner of a commercial catamaran operating in the
 9 Waikiki area shall be denied or revoked without a hearing held in
10 accordance with chapter 91."
11      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
12      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.