Report Title:

Petroleum Industry Reporting; Penalty

Description:

Increases the amount of the civil penalty for failing to provide timely statements and informational reports from $500 to $2,000 per day to $10,000 per day.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2334

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to petroleum industry reporting.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 486J-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The department shall notify those persons who have failed to timely provide the information specified in section 486J-3 or 486J-4 or requested by the department under section 486J-3 or 486J-4. If, within five days after being notified of the failure to provide the specified or requested information, the person fails to supply the specified or requested information, the person shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than [$500 per day nor more than $2,000] $10,000 per day for each day the submission of information is refused or delayed, unless the person has timely filed objections with the department regarding the information and the department has held a hearing and, following a ruling by the department, the person has properly submitted the issue to a court of competent jurisdiction for review."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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