Report Title:

Pests; Inspection; Quarantine; Eradication

 

Description:

Imposes a fee for pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication services for the importation into the State of any marine commercial container shipments based upon the twenty-foot equivalent unit of containers. Establishes the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund. (CD1)

 


THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1066

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2007

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2

 

C.D. 1

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 150A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"150A-A Inspection, quarantine, and eradication service fee and charge. (a) There is imposed a fee for the inspection, quarantine, and eradication of invasive species contained in any marine commercial container shipment, foreign or domestic, that is brought into the State. The fee shall be computed on the basis of $1 for each twenty-foot equivalent unit per container. The department shall collect the fee at the port of disembarkation and deposit the fee into the pest control, quarantine, and eradication fund under section 150A-B.

150A-B Pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund. (a) There is established in the state treasury the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund, into which shall be deposited:

(1) Legislative appropriations for inspection, quarantine, and eradication services;

(2) Service fees, charges, and penalties collected under section 150A-A;

(3) Federal funds received for pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication programs;

(4) Grants and gifts;

(5) All interest earned or accrued on moneys deposited in the fund; and

(6) Any other moneys made available to the fund.

(b) The moneys in the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund shall be expended by the department for the operation of pest inspection, quarantine, eradication, and monitoring programs, related facilities, and the execution of emergency remedial measures when pests are detected in the course of inspection and quarantine activities by the department."

SECTION 2. In codifying the new sections added by section 1 of this Act, the revisor of statutes shall substitute appropriate section numbers for the letters used in designating the new sections in this Act.


SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2007.