HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

458

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to small boat harbors.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the Kahoolawe island reserve commission is in need of funds so that it may fulfill its duty to protect the Kahoolawe island reserve. The legislature also finds that the commission is attempting to raise funds through the use of properties in Kihei, one of which is the site of a planned museum that informs visitors about Kahoolawe island. The legislature believes that more people, especially people who use the nearby Kihei small boat harbor, are likely to visit these properties if the commission has management control over the Kihei small boat harbor.

The purpose of this Act is to assist the Kahoolawe island reserve commission in its efforts by:

(1) Authorizing the board of land and natural resources to transfer to the Kahoolawe island reserve commission the board's duties to operate, administer, manage, and maintain the Kihei small boat harbor, except for the issuance of certain permits and the collection of certain fees; and

(2) Authorizing the Kahoolawe island reserve commission to undertake the management of the Kihei small boat harbor.

SECTION 2. Chapter 200, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"200-   Kihei small boat harbor; transfer of duties. (a) The board may transfer to the Kahoolawe island reserve commission the board's duties under sections 200-2 and 200-3 to operate, administer, manage, and maintain the Kihei small boat harbor; provided that all permits issued under section 200-10 shall remain under the statewide boating program; and provided further that all fees collected shall be deposited in the boating special fund.

(b) If the Kahoolawe island reserve commission assumes duties pursuant to this section, the commission shall comply with this chapter and all other applicable laws.

(c) Notwithstanding section 37-74(d), funds may be transferred between the board and the Kahoolawe island reserve commission to the extent necessary for the purposes of this section; provided that any transfer of funds appropriated by the legislature shall be reported to the legislature pursuant to section 37-74(d)(1).

(d) The board shall adopt rules, pursuant to chapter 91, necessary for the purposes of this section."

SECTION 3. Section 6K-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"6K-6 Responsibilities and duties of the commission. The general administration of the island reserve shall rest with the commission. In carrying out its duties and responsibilities, the commission:

(1) Shall establish criteria, policies, and controls for permissible uses within the island reserve;

(2) Shall approve all contracts for services and rules pertaining to the island reserve;

(3) Shall provide advice to the governor, the department, and other departments and agencies on any matter relating to the island reserve;

(4) Shall provide advice to the office of planning and the department of the attorney general on any matter relating to the federal conveyance of Kahoolawe;

(5) May enter into curator or stewardship agreements with appropriate Hawaiian cultural and spiritual community organizations for the perpetuation of native Hawaiian cultural, religious, and subsistence customs, beliefs, and practices for the purposes stated in section 6K-3;

(6) Shall carry out those powers and duties otherwise conferred upon the board of land and natural resources and the land use commission with regard to dispositions and approvals pertaining to the island reserve. All powers and duties of the board of land and natural resources and the land use commission concerning dispositions and approvals pertaining to the island reserve are transferred to the commission;

(7) Shall carry out those powers and duties concerning the island reserve otherwise conferred upon the county of Maui by chapter 205A. The powers and duties of the county of Maui and its agencies concerning coastal zone dispositions and approvals pertaining to the island reserve are transferred to the commission;

(8) Shall carry out those powers and duties concerning the island reserve otherwise conferred upon the island burial councils and the department with regard to proper treatment of burial sites and human skeletal remains found in the island reserve;

(9) May operate, administer, manage, and maintain the Kihei small boat harbor pursuant to section 200-  ;

[(9)] (10) Shall adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 that are necessary for the purposes of this chapter and shall maintain a record of its proceedings and actions;

[(10)] (11) May delegate to the executive director or employees of the commission, by formal commission action, such power and authority vested in the commission by this chapter as the commission deems reasonable and proper for the effective administration of this chapter; and

[(11)] (12) May solicit and accept grants, donations, and contributions for deposit into the Kahoolawe rehabilitation trust fund to support the purposes of this chapter."

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, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission; Kihei Small Boat Harbor

 

Description:

Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to transfer the operation, administration, management, and maintenance of the Kihei Small Boat Harbor, with some exceptions, to Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Authorizes the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission to undertake those duties.

 

 

 

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