Report Title:

Hawaiian Homes; Leased Lands

 

Description:

Clarifies that the requirements to report to the legislature annually on lands leased or subleased applies only to those lands leased in accordance with chapter 171. (HB624 CD1)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

624

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

C.D. 1


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 222 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

"ß222. Administration. (a) [The department shall adopt rules and regulations and policies in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.] The department may make such expenditures and shall adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as are necessary for the efficient execution of the functions vested in the department by this Act. All expenditures of the department and all moneys necessary for loans made by the department, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, shall be allowed and paid upon the presentation of itemized vouchers approved by the chairman of the commission or the chairmanís designated representative. The department shall make an annual report to the legislature of the State upon the first day of each regular session and such special reports as the legislature may from time to time require. The chairman and members of the commission shall give bond as required by law. The sureties upon the bond and the conditions thereof shall be approved annually by the governor.

(b) When land originally leased by the department in accordance with chapter 171, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is, in turn, [sublseased] subleased by the departmentís lessee or sublessee, the department shall submit, [within ten days] upon the first day of the convening of any regular session, a written report to the legislature which shall cover the sublease transactions occurring in the [calendar] fiscal year prior to the regular session and shall contain the names of the persons involved in the transaction, the size of the area under lease, the purpose of the lease, the land classification of the area under lease, the tax map key number, the lease rental, the reason for approval of the sublease by the department, and the estimated net economic result accruing to the department, lessee, and sublessee."

SECTION 2. The provisions of this amendment under this Act are declared to be severable, and if any section, sentence, clause, or phrase, or application thereof to any person or circumstance is held ineffective because there is a requirement of having the consent of the United States to take effect, then that portion only shall take effect upon granting of consent by the United States and the effectiveness of the remainder of this amendment or the application thereof shall not be affected.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.