TO: HB1766, HD2, SD2


SECTION 1. House Bill No. 1766, H.D. 2, S.D. 2, is amended by adding a new Section 3 to read as follows:


"SECTION 3. Section 200-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]200-8[]] Boating program; payment of costs. The cost of administering a comprehensive statewide boating program, including, but not limited to, the cost of:

(1) Operating, maintaining, and managing all boating facilities under the control of the department; provided that any fees collected within each small boat harbor shall only be expended on costs related to the operation, upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of the small boat harbor from which the fee revenues were collected;

(2) Improving boating safety;

(3) Operating a vessel registration and boating casualty investigation and reporting system; and

(4) Other boating program activities,

shall be paid from the boating special fund. The amortization (principal and interest) of the costs of capital improvements for boating facilities appropriated after July 1, 1975, including, but not limited to, berths, slips, ramps, related accommodations, general navigation channels, breakwaters, aids to navigation, and other harbor structures, may be paid from the boating special fund or from general revenues as the legislature may authorize in each situation. Revenues provided in this chapter for the boating special fund shall be at least sufficient to pay the special fund costs established in this section.""


SECTION 2. House Bill No. 1766, H.D. 2, S.D. 2, is amended by renumbering Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 as Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, respectively.



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