HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2539

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2018

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITIES.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that in master planned communities, sometimes developers fail to develop plots of land as originally planned. In central Oahu, a section of land in a master planned community was originally designated to be a golf course, however, the developer could not complete the project due to financial constraints and the land was sold and is currently used as farm land. Many residents were confused and frustrated as there was no notification of the land being sold or the development plan being changed.

The legislature further finds that a notice to owners, legislators, and neighborhood boards when changes in the master plan are intended would give the neighboring public an opportunity to be better informed of what is happening in their community.

The purpose of this Act is to require parcel owners to notify certain entities and individuals when the parcel is proposed for sale and intended to be used for purposes other than as proposed as part of a master plan for a community.

SECTION 2. Chapter 421J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"421J-   Proposed land sale; planned community master plan's intended use; written notice. If any parcel of land included within a planned community master plan is proposed for sale and intended to be used for a purpose other than as proposed in the planned community master plan, the owner of the parcel shall inform each owner of a unit and all neighborhood boards and legislators representing the area in which the parcel of land is located in writing of the proposed sale and of the intended use of the parcel no later than ninety days before the sale of the parcel."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Master Plan; Land Use; Planned Community Associations; Notice

 

Description:

Requires the owner of any parcel of land included within a planned community master plan that is proposed for sale and intended to be used for a purpose other than as proposed in the planned community master plan, to inform each owner of a unit in the planned community, and all neighborhood boards and legislators representing the area in which the parcel of land is located in writing of the proposed sale and of the intended use of the parcel no later than ninety days before the sale of the land. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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