Report Title:

State Planning; GIS

 

Description:

Establishes a special fund to help support the operation and maintenance of the statewide planning and geographic information system; enables the office of planning to charge fees for statewide geographic information system services. (CD1)

 

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1011

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1


C.D. 1

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

 

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

SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to establish a special fund to help support the operation and maintenance of the statewide planning and geographic information system and to enable the office of planning to charge fees for spatial analysis services and geographic information system products.

SECTION 2. Chapter 225M, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"225M- Statewide planning and geographic information system special fund. (a) There is established in the state treasury the statewide planning and geographic information system special fund, into which shall be deposited:

(1) Moneys collected as fees for geographic information system services rendered and end products such as maps;

(2) Moneys directed, allocated, or disbursed to the statewide planning and geographic information system program from other government agencies or private sources to help support the acquisition of hardware, software, and databases;

(3) Moneys collected as fees for the convenience of obtaining geographic information system services and products via the Internet; and

(4) Moneys directed, allocated, or disbursed to the statewide planning and geographic information system program from non-state sources, including grants, awards, and donations.

(b) The statewide planning and geographic information system special fund shall be used to help defray the costs of the following:

(1) Planning and geographic information system program activities, including the provision of state funds to match federal funds from the United States Geological Survey or other federal agencies; and

(2) Operating costs of the geographic information system program, including compensation of staff and acquisition and maintenance of hardware or software necessary to implement section 225M-2(b)(4)(B).

(c) Investment earnings credited to the assets of the fund shall become a part of the assets of the fund.

225M- Fees for statewide geographic information system services. The office of planning may charge fees for statewide geographic information system services and products. All fees collected for geographic information system analyses and other related services shall be deposited into the statewide planning and geographic information system special fund for the sole purpose of supporting the statewide planning and geographic information system. The office shall adopt rules setting fees for geographic information system services and products."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the statewide planning and geographic information system special fund the sum of $50,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2001-2002 to be expended for the purposes of the statewide planning and geographic information system.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the office of planning.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2001.