Report Title:

Development of Public Lands

Description:

Grants the Harbors Division of the Department greater flexibility in the disposition of leases for and to a broader spectrum of potential uses and users subject to the approval of the BLNR. (HB2577 HD1)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2577

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS.

 

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

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that leasing and development procedures of the harbors division of the department of transportation are cumbersome and inflexible and are not conducive to the expeditious development of harbor lands and facilities. The legislature further finds that the economic well-being of the State depends in part on the efficient and effective use of all of its resources, and that fuller utilization of the States resources will enhance and complement efforts to revitalize Hawaii's economy.

The purpose of this Act is to provide the harbors division of the department of transportation with greater flexibility to develop lands and facilities, subject to the approval of the board of land and natural resources, without sacrificing health, safety, environmental, and shoreline management requirements.

SECTION 2. Section 171-59, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) Disposition of public lands for airline, aircraft, airport related, agricultural processing, cattle feed production, aquaculture, marine, and maritime operations may be negotiated without regard to the limitations set forth in subsections (a) and section 171-16(c); provided that:

(1) The disposition encourages competition within the aeronautical, airport related, agricultural, aquaculture, [and] maritime, and maritime-related industries;

(2) The disposition shall not exceed a maximum term of thirty-five years; and

(3) The method of disposition of public lands for cattle feed production as set forth in this subsection shall not apply after December 31, 1988.

For the purpose of this subsection ["agricultural processing"]:

"Agricultural processing" means the processing of agricultural products, including dairying, grown, raised, or produced in Hawaii [and "airport related"].

"Airport related" means a purpose or activity that requires air transportation to achieve that purpose or activity.

"Maritime-related" means a purpose or activity that requires and is directly related to the loading, off-loading, storage, and distribution of goods and services of the maritime industries."

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.