HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1230

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO BUILDING PERMITS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1.  Chapter 46, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"46-    Agricultural and aquacultural structures; no building permit required.  (a)  Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, no county shall require a building permit for the construction of low-risk nonresidential temporary or permanent structures used for agricultural or aquacultural operations; provided that:

(1) The owner or occupier agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the State and any of its agencies, officers, and employees from and against all liability, loss, damage, cost, and expense, including attorneys' fees and costs, and all claims, suits, and demands arising out of or resulting from the lack of building permits for any low-risk nonresidential structure, and waive any statutory or other immunity from liability that may be asserted by the owner or occupier to limit the owner or occupier's obligation to so defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the State and any of its agencies, officers, and employees; and

(2) Any permanent structure constructed pursuant to this section shall be designed and engineered according to the version of the International Building Code that has been adopted by the respective county, as published by the International Code Council.

(b)  As used in this section:

"Agricultural" means relating to the raising of animals or the planting, cultivating, harvesting, and processing of crops, including those planted, cultivated, harvested, and processed for food, ornamental, grazing, or forestry purposes.

"Aquacultural" means relating to the propagation, cultivation, or farming of aquatic plants and animals in controlled or selected environments for research purposes, commercial purposes, or stocking purposes, including aquaponics or any growing of plants or animals with aquaculture effluents.

"Low-risk" means, of a structure, being one thousand five hundred square feet or smaller.

"Temporary structure" means a building that is ancillary to the agricultural or aquacultural operation and is not designed to remain permanently in place, including recycled ocean shipping and cargo containers, modular structures, agricultural cold frames, and storage sheds."

SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2020.

 



Report Title:

Building Permits; Agricultural and Aquacultural Structures

 

Description:

Exempts construction of low-risk nonresidential and aquacultural structures from county building permit requirements, under certain conditions. Effective July 1, 2020. (SD1)

 

 

 

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