THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

886

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO A SMALL BOAT HARBOR in PukoO, MOLOKAI.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the island of Molokai needs a new small boat harbor to service the residents, particularly those living on the populated east end of Molokai. Due to shallow mud flats and fringing reefs, there are few areas with sufficiently deep channels for safe and easy marine access. During low tide, it is impossible to launch or dock boats along the east end. Currently, boaters on the east end of Molokai must travel to Kaunakakai harbor, a trip that takes a substantial amount of time and expends a great amount of fuel.

The legislature further finds that most families on the east end of Molokai rely on the sea for their daily source of food. Today, with fewer edible food resources close to shore, fishermen are forced to travel farther out to sea to catch fish. Furthermore, nearly all of the available commodities and merchandise for retail on the island are shipped to Molokai, which increases those costs for residents of Molokai and forces them to fish as a necessity to supplement their diet.

The purpose of this Act is to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds for a capital improvement project to design and construct a new small boat harbor in Pukoo, Molokai.

SECTION 2. The director of finance is authorized to issue general obligation bonds in the sum of $           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 2015-2016 for the purpose of plans and designs for a new small boat harbor to be located in Pukoo, Molokai.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of land and natural resources for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. The appropriation made for the capital improvement project authorized by this Act shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal biennium for which the appropriation is made; provided that all moneys from the appropriation unencumbered as of June 30, 2018, shall lapse as of that date.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2015.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Small Boat Harbor; Pukoo Molokai; Appropriation

 

Description:

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance the plans and designs for a new small boat harbor in Pukoo, Molokai.

 

 

 

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