HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2017
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
relating to the stadium authority.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Chapter 109, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding three new sections to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"§109-A Dedication for public facilities as condition to development. The authority shall adopt rules requiring dedication for public facilities of land or facilities, or cash payments in lieu thereof, by developers as a condition of developing real property pursuant to the stadium complex area development plan. Where state and county public facilities dedication laws, ordinances, or rules differ, the provision for greater dedication shall prevail.
§109-B Authority; private attorneys. (a) The authority may appoint or retain by contract one or more attorneys who are independent of the attorney general to provide legal services for the authority solely in cases of contract negotiations in which the attorney general lacks sufficient expertise; provided that the independent attorneys shall consult and work in conjunction with the designated deputy attorney general assigned to the stadium authority.
(b) The authority may fix the compensation of the attorneys appointed or retained pursuant to this section. Attorneys appointed or retained by contract shall be exempt from chapters 76, 78, and 88.
§109-C Assistance by state and county agencies. Any state or county agency may render services upon request of the authority."
SECTION 2. Section 28-8.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
(1) By amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) No department of the State other than the attorney general may employ or retain any attorney, by contract or otherwise, for the purpose of representing the State or the department in any litigation, rendering legal counsel to the department, or drafting legal documents for the department; provided that the foregoing provision shall not apply to the employment or retention of attorneys:
(1) By the public utilities commission, the labor and industrial relations appeals board, and the Hawaii labor relations board;
(2) By any court or judicial or legislative office of
the State; provided that if the attorney general is requested to provide
representation to a court or judicial office by the chief justice or the chief
justice's designee, or to a legislative office by the speaker of the house of
representatives and the president of the senate jointly, and the attorney
general declines to provide [
such] representation on the grounds of
conflict of interest, the attorney general shall retain an attorney for the
court, judicial, or legislative office, subject to approval by the court,
judicial, or legislative office;
(3) By the legislative reference bureau;
(4) By any compilation commission that may be constituted from time to time;
(5) By the real estate commission for any action involving the real estate recovery fund;
(6) By the contractors license board for any action involving the contractors recovery fund;
(7) By the office of Hawaiian affairs;
(8) By the department of commerce and consumer affairs for the enforcement of violations of chapters 480 and 485A;
(9) As grand jury counsel;
(10) By the Hawaii health systems corporation, [
its regional system boards, or any of their facilities;
(11) By the auditor;
(12) By the office of ombudsman;
(13) By the insurance division;
(14) By the University of Hawaii;
(15) By the Kahoolawe island reserve commission;
(16) By the division of consumer advocacy;
(17) By the office of elections;
(18) By the campaign spending commission;
(19) By the Hawaii tourism authority[
provided in section 201B-2.5;
(20) By the division of financial institutions for any action involving the mortgage loan recovery fund;
(21) By the office of information practices; [
(22) By the stadium authority as provided in section 109-B; or
(22)] (23) By a department, if the
attorney general, for reasons deemed by the attorney general to be good and
sufficient, declines to employ or retain an attorney for a department; provided
that the governor waives the provision of this section."
(2) By amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
"(c) Every attorney employed by any department on a full-time basis, except an attorney employed by the public utilities commission, the labor and industrial relations appeals board, the Hawaii labor relations board, the office of Hawaiian affairs, the Hawaii health systems corporation or its regional system boards, the department of commerce and consumer affairs in prosecution of consumer complaints, insurance division, the division of consumer advocacy, the University of Hawaii, the Hawaii tourism authority as provided in section 201B-2.5, the office of information practices, the stadium authority as provided in section 109-B, or as grand jury counsel, shall be a deputy attorney general."
SECTION 3. Section 109-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§109-2 Stadium authority; powers and duties. The powers and duties of the stadium authority shall be as follows:
(1) To maintain, operate, and manage the stadium and related facilities;
(2) To prescribe and collect rents, fees, and charges for the use or enjoyment of the stadium or any of its facilities;
(3) To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to exercise its powers under this chapter and subject to any limitations in this chapter, to exercise all powers necessary, incidental, or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter;
(4) To adopt, amend, and repeal in accordance with chapter 91 rules it may deem necessary to effectuate this chapter and in connection with its projects, operations, and facilities;
(5) To appoint a manager and a deputy manager who
shall have qualifications as the authority deems necessary and who shall hold
their respective offices at the pleasure of the authority. The manager and
deputy manager shall be exempt from the requirements of chapters 76 and 89.
Effective July 1, 2005, the manager shall be paid a salary not to exceed
eighty-seven per cent of the salary of the director of human resources
development. Effective July 1, 2005, the deputy manager shall be paid a salary
not to exceed eighty-five per cent of the manager's salary. The manager shall
have full power to administer the affairs of the stadium and related
facilities, subject to the direction and approval of the authority. The
manager shall, subject to the approval of the authority, have power to appoint,
suspend, and discharge a secretary who shall be exempt from the requirements of
chapters 76 and 89, and other employees, subordinates, and assistants as may be
necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the authority. Except for
persons hired on contract or otherwise as provided in section 109-3 and except
for the manager, deputy manager, and secretary, all appointments, suspensions,
or discharges shall be made in conformity with the applicable provisions of
chapter 76; [
(6) To plan, promote, and market the stadium and
(7) To prepare or cause to be prepared a stadium complex area development plan for all designated stadium complex areas;
(8) To acquire, reacquire, or contract to acquire or reacquire by grant or purchase real, personal, or mixed property or any interest therein; to own, hold, clear, improve, and rehabilitate, and to sell, assign, exchange, transfer, convey, lease, or otherwise dispose of or encumber the same;
(9) To acquire or reacquire by condemnation real, personal, or mixed property or any interest therein for public facilities, including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, parks, schools, and other public improvements;
(10) By itself, or in partnership with qualified persons, to acquire, reacquire, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, improve, alter, or repair or provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration, or repair of any project; own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, convey, exchange, lease, or otherwise dispose of or encumber any project, and in the case of the sale of any project, accept a purchase money mortgage in connection therewith; and repurchase or otherwise acquire any project that the authority has theretofore sold or otherwise conveyed, transferred, or disposed of;
(11) To arrange or contract for the planning, replanning, opening, grading, or closing of streets, roads, roadways, alleys, or other places, or for the furnishing of facilities or for the acquisition of property or property rights or for the furnishing of property or services in connection with a project;
(12) To grant options to purchase any project or to renew any lease in connection with any of its projects, on terms and conditions as it deems advisable;
(13) To prepare or cause to be prepared plans, specifications, designs, and estimates of costs for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, alteration, or repair of any project, and from time to time to modify the plans, specifications, designs, or estimates;
(14) To arrange or contract for a design-build integrated approach to project delivery when the authority deems it most advantageous to the State;
(15) To procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property and other assets and operations in amounts and from insurers as it deems desirable; and
(16) To contract for and accept gifts or grants in any form from any public agency or from any other source."
SECTION 4. 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 and referring to the new sections in this Act.
SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Stadium Authority; Powers and Duties; Stadium Complex Area Development
Expands the powers and duties of the stadium authority to develop the stadium property and establish a stadium complex area.
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