HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1326

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO WATER RIGHTS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Act 126, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, is amended as follows:

1. By amending section 2 to read:

"SECTION 2. The department of land and natural resources shall prepare and submit an annual [reports] report to the legislature no later than twenty days before the convening of each regular [sessions] session of [2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.] the legislature for the years 2017-2027. The report shall include:

(1) The status of applications to continue previously-authorized dispositions of water rights;

(2) Actions taken on the applications during the [fiscal period of July 1, 2016, to November 30, 2016, fiscal year 20162017, fiscal year 20172018, and fiscal year 20182019, respectively;] immediately preceding fiscal year; and

(3) Any relevant recommendations for legislative action or appropriation of funding."

2. By amending section 4 to read:

"SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval, and shall apply to applications for a lease to continue a previously authorized disposition of water rights that are pending before the board of land and natural resources on the effective date of this Act or filed with the board of land and natural resources on or after the effective date of this Act, but prior to June 30, [2019;] 2026; provided that:

(1) This Act shall be repealed on June 30, [2019,] 2026, and section 171-58(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be reenacted in the form in which it read on the day prior to the effective date of this Act; and

(2) Any holdovers first applied for under this Act prior to June 30, [2019,] 2026, may be reauthorized, as provided in section 1 of this Act, beyond June 30, [2019.] 2026."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

DLNR; Water Rights; Extension; Holdover

 

Description:

Makes conforming amendments to the reporting requirement in Act 126 (2016), which amended the disposition of water rights under section 171-58(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes. Extends the repeal and reenactment provision for Act 126 (2016) by seven years, from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2026. (HB1326 HD1)

 

 

 

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