REPORT TITLE:
Water Resource Management Fund


DESCRIPTION:
Establishes a water resource management fund within DLNR.  (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                S.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FUND.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 174C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding to part I a new section to be appropriately
 
 3 designated and to read as follows:
 
 4      "174C-    Water resource management fund.  (a)  There is
 
 5 established in the department a special fund to be designated as
 
 6 the water resource management fund.  The fund shall be
 
 7 administered by the commission.  The water resource management
 
 8 fund shall be used for the following:
 
 9      (1)  Monitoring programs and activities concerning water
 
10           resource quality, protection, and management;
 
11      (2)  Research programs and activities concerning water
 
12           conservation and investigation of alternative sources
 
13           of water;
 
14      (3)  Preparation and dissemination of information to the
 
15           public concerning activities authorized under this
 
16           chapter;
 
17      (4)  Data collection, development, and updating of long-
 
18           range planning documents authorized under this chapter;
 
19           and
 

 
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 1      (5)  Any other protection, management, operational, or
 
 2           maintenance functions authorized and deemed necessary
 
 3           by the commission, including but not limited to funding
 
 4           permanent or temporary staff positions.
 
 5      (b)  The following shall be deposited into the water
 
 6 resource management fund:
 
 7      (1)  Appropriations by the legislature to the water resource
 
 8           management fund;
 
 9      (2)  All fees and administrative charges collected under
 
10           this chapter or any rule adopted thereunder;
 
11      (3)  Moneys collected as fines or penalties imposed under
 
12           this chapter or any rule adopted thereunder;
 
13      (4)  Moneys derived from public and private sources to
 
14           benefit water resource protection and management;
 
15      (5)  Any moneys collected from the sale of retail items by
 
16           the department related to water resources;
 
17      (6)  Any other moneys collected pursuant to chapter 174C;
 
18           and
 
19      (7)  Moneys derived from interest, dividend, or other income
 
20           from the above sources."
 
21      SECTION 2.  There is appropriated out of the water
 
22 resource management fund the sum of $25,000 or so much thereof
 
23 as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001, to be expended
 

 
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 1 by the department of land and natural resources for the
 
 2 purposes of the water resource management fund.
 
 3      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 4      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000.