Report Title:

Ocean Recreation and Coastal Areas; Limit Commercial Activities

 

Description:

Establishes specific time limits on the use of ocean recreation and coastal areas for commercial activities. Defines "commercial activities" to include organized water or beach events of limited duration that are conducted according to prearranged schedules, with or without a permit from the DLNR.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2739

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to ocean recreation and coastal areas.

 

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

SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to balance the commercial use of Hawaii's ocean recreation and coastal areas by local, mainland, and foreign businesses with the needs of the State's recreational users, including residents and visitors to the islands.

SECTION 2. (a) Commercial activities in ocean recreation and coastal areas shall be limited to occur during:

(1) Not more than two time periods, continuous or otherwise, in any one day, between sunrise and sunset; provided that no single time period shall be shorter than two hours in length;

(2) Not more than six hours, consecutive or otherwise, in any one day, between sunrise and sunset;

(3) Not more than four days, consecutive or otherwise, in any one calendar week, from Sunday to Saturday;

(4) Not more than two weeks, consecutive or otherwise, in any one calendar month, from the first day to the last day of the month; and

(5) Not more than twenty-four calendar weeks, consecutive or otherwise, in any one calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

(b) The board of land and natural resources, before January 1, 2003, shall adopt rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

(c) For the purposes of this Act, the term "commercial activities" means:

(1) Organized water or beach events of limited duration that are conducted according to prearranged schedules, with or without a permit; or

(2) Prearranged water or beach events, regardless of their duration, organized or otherwise, that require a permit,

from the department of land and natural resources.

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

INTRODUCED BY:

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