THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FACILITIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. By establishing its facilities and presence within communities throughout the State, it is the intent of the State that the department of defense serve and be an integral part of the community. To that end, it is the policy of the legislature to lend out department of defense facilities, in accordance with the Hawaii Revised Statutes and department of defense requirements, on a non-interference basis for temporary public use by organizations such as civic and veterans groups and nonprofit entities within the community. The rental moneys collected are intended to cover the costs of utilities, including but not limited to water, sewer, and electricity, and any supplies, including but not limited to soap, paper towels, and toilet paper, all related to state personnel or staffing costs necessary to open, close, clean, maintain, or repair the facility, and the wear and tear on the facility associated with the use of the facility. However, section 121-19, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires all moneys received from the rentals to be deposited into the general fund of the State, with required amounts returned to the office of Hawaiian affairs in accordance with Act 178, Session Laws of Hawaii 2006. This situation requires the department of defense to utilize operating funds to cover the costs of utilities, supplies, and personnel for the temporary public use of its facilities by the community.
In order to clarify that the department of defense may continue its community involvement by lending out its facilities without incurring a loss to its operating budget, the purpose of this Act is to authorize the department of defense to retain revenues collected to cover the cost of utilities, supplies, personnel, and wear and tear associated with lending out its facilities and that any net proceeds collected and associated with lending out its facilities will be returned to the general fund, with required amounts returned to the office of Hawaiian affairs.
SECTION 2. Section 121-19, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
Regulations governing armories, etc.
Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, the adjutant general may make
regulations to establish procedures governing the care and custody of [
rifle ranges, reservations and installations] department of defense
facilities that are either set aside to the department of defense or on
license from the federal government. The
adjutant general may permit the use of or may temporarily rent to [ civic,
community,] veterans and other nonprofit public organizations and groups, a
national guard unit or other county, state, or federal government agency
sponsoring or co-sponsoring meetings, classes, or other activities; hosting
athletic events or competitions; billeting personnel in conjunction with
sanctioned events such as agency sponsored conferences or classes, agency
sponsored athletic or recreation programs, government sponsored public hearings
or meetings, unit sponsored youth organizations and activities, or public
school sponsored classes, dances, plays, concerts, and other activities,
nonprofit or eleemosynary organizations conducting a community or group
activity, and film production enterprise activities promoted and coordinated
through the Hawaii film industry branch of the department of business, economic
development, and tourism, such portions of [ armories, rifle ranges,
reservations and installations] department of defense facilities as
will not interfere with the military use thereof. The adjutant general shall establish the
rentals to be charged for their use, and all [ moneys] net
proceeds received from the rentals shall be deposited into the general fund
of the State. Chapter 91 shall not
SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Department of Defense Facilities; Operating Costs Recoupment
Allows the Department of Defense to recoup operating costs when the Adjutant General permits temporary facility use of department facilities to the public. (SD1)
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