HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1460

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE BOATING PROGRAM.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 200-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new definition to be appropriately inserted and to read as follows:

""State boating facility" means a state small boat harbor, launching ramp, offshore mooring, day-use mooring buoy system, pier, wharf, landing, or any other area under the jurisdiction of the department pursuant to this chapter."

SECTION 2. Section 200-2.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the board may lease fast lands and submerged lands within an existing state boating facility by public auction, a request for proposals, or by direct negotiation pursuant to section 171-59 and chapter 190D, for private development, management, and operation; provided that any lease of fast lands or submerged lands pursuant to a request for proposals shall be subject to section 200-2.6, regardless to which state boating facility the fast or submerged lands are attached.

[As used in this section, the term "state boating facility" means a state small boat harbor, launching ramp, offshore mooring, pier, wharf, landing, or any other area under the jurisdiction of the department pursuant to this chapter.]"

SECTION 3. Section 200-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"200-8 Boating program; payment of costs. The cost of administering a comprehensive statewide boating program, including but not limited to the cost of:

(1) Operating, maintaining, and managing all boating facilities, including any state boating facility, under the control of the department;

(2) Improving boating safety;

(3) Operating a vessel registration and boating casualty investigation and reporting system;

(4) Other boating program activities; and

(5) Planning, developing, managing, operating, or maintaining of all lands and improvements under the control and management of the board, including but not limited to permanent or temporary staff positions who may be appointed without regard to chapter 76,

shall be paid from the boating special fund; provided that any fees collected [within small boat harbors] from any state boating facility shall be expended only for costs related to the operation, upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of [the small boat harbors.] any state boating facility. The amortization (principal and interest) of the costs of capital improvements for boating facilities appropriated after July 1, 1975, including but not limited to berths, slips, ramps, related accommodations, general navigation channels, breakwaters, aids to navigation, and other harbor structures, may be paid from the boating special fund or from general revenues as the legislature may authorize in each situation. Revenues provided in this chapter for the boating special fund shall be at least sufficient to pay the special fund costs established in this section."

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

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



 

Report Title:

Statewide Boating Program; Boating Special Fund; State Boating Facility; Day-Use Mooring Buoy System

 

Description:

Defines "state boating facility" to include any day-use mooring buoy system. Authorizes funds from the Boating Special Fund to be used for any day-use mooring buoy system in the State. (HB1460 HD1)

 

 

 

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