Report Title:

CIP; State Irrigation Systems

 

Description:

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for various state irrigation systems. (SD1)

 

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2931

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS for various state irrigation systems.

 

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

SECTION 1. The director of finance is authorized to issue general obligation bonds in the sum of $80,500,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and the same sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated for fiscal year 2002-2003 for the purpose of financing the following agricultural irrigation projects throughout the State:

1. Upcountry Maui system dual water system for non potable uses.

Incremental construction $10,000,000

Total funding $10,000,000

2. Lower Hamakua Ditch, Honokaa, Hawaii

Rehabilitate ditch.

Incremental construction $13,000,000

Total funding $13,000,000

3. Waiahole irrigation system, Kunia, Oahu

Lining of Waiahole reservoir to reduce loss and increase storage capacity.

Construction $4,000,000

Total funding $4,000,000

4. Kekaha irrigation system, Kekaha, Kauai

Lining to reduce loss and energy for irrigation drainage.

Construction $6,000,000

Total funding $6,000,000

5. Molokai irrigation system

Improvements to the Molokai irrigation system.

Construction $1,000,000

Total funding $1,000,000

6. West Maui irrigation

Repair and improvement of three abandoned siphons.

Construction $1,500,000

Total funding $1,500,000

7. Improvements to existing agricultural water infrastructure, including, but not limited to renovating, rehabilitating, replacing, improving, converting, and updating the irrigation water delivery systems of existing agricultural regions in the counties of Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, and the city and county of Honolulu, together with temporary relief subsidies for the operational costs of these agricultural systems; provided that $5,000,000, shall be for federal aid financing or reimbursement.

Planning, construction, and

implementation $45,000,000

Total Funding $45,000,000

SECTION 2. The appropriation made for the capital improvement project authorized by this Act shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year for which the appropriation is made; provided that all moneys from the appropriation unencumbered as of June 30, 2005, shall lapse as of that date.

SECTION 3. The sum appropriated for the respective capital projects set forth in section 1 shall be expended by the department of agriculture for the purposes of this Act.

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