Report Title:

Boating; Marine Law Enforcement

 

Description:

Grants marine law enforcement authority to harbor agents and recreational harbor managers. Appropriates money from boating special fund.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2076

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to boating enforcement.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 200, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"200- Enforcement. (a) The board may grant to harbor agents and recreation harbor managers of the division of boating and ocean recreation, in addition to the conservation and resources enforcement officers appointed pursuant to chapter 199, authority to enforce this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant thereto by issuance of a summons and citation for any violation of this chapter and related rules. Harbor agents and recreation harbor managers of the division of boating and ocean recreation granted enforcement authority under this section shall not bear firearms. The enforcement authority granted to officers and employees of the department under this section shall not diminish the authority of other state and county officers charged with enforcement of state laws to enforce and assist in the enforcement of this chapter and all rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

(b) Nothing in this section shall preclude the enforcement of state or federal laws and requirements pursuant to agreements or other arrangements entered into between the chairperson and appropriate officers and agencies of the United States and other states to ensure the fullest possible cooperation in promoting and attaining the declared policy of section 200-21."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the boating special fund created under section 248-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the sum of $1,200,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003, for increased marine law enforcement personnel under this Act. The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of land and natural resources for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.

INTRODUCED BY:

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