HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

772

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to harbors.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 200, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"200-   Harbors; small vessel; mooring during inclement weather and dangerous ocean conditions. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the department shall allow, on a space available basis, a small vessel to moor in any harbor under the jurisdiction of the department at no additional cost and with no use permit required in the event of inclement weather or ocean conditions; provided that the department shall determine that the entry and mooring of the small vessel shall be conducted in a safe manner; and provided further that as soon as the department opens the entrance to vessels, the small vessel shall leave the harbor.

The chairperson shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to implement this section, including requirements for size and use of a vessel to qualify as a small vessel under this section."

SECTION 2. Chapter 266, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"266-   Harbors; small vessel; mooring during inclement weather and dangerous ocean conditions. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the department of transportation shall allow, on a space available basis, a small vessel to moor in any harbor under the jurisdiction of the department of transportation at no additional cost and with no use permit required in the event of inclement weather or ocean conditions; provided that the department of transportation shall determine that the entry and mooring of the small vessel shall be conducted in a safe manner; and provided further that as soon as the department of transportation opens the entrance to vessels, the small vessel shall leave the harbor.

The director of transportation shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to implement this section, including requirements for size and use of a vessel to qualify as a small vessel under this section."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Harbors; Small Vessel; Mooring; Inclement Weather and Ocean Conditions

 

Description:

Requires harbors under the jurisdiction of the DLNR and DOT to provide entry and mooring for small vessels during times of inclement weather and dangerous ocean conditions.

 

 

 

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