THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that there exists vast, unmet community development needs that the Hawaii community development authority may address through its community development districts.
Significant planning and public outreach have occurred on specific projects to revitalize many areas of the State. One such area is the land under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority and the department of accounting and general services.
The legislature finds that redevelopment of lands under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority and the department of accounting and general services can benefit from the Hawaii community development authority administering such a project.
The legislature further finds that as significant public outreach and studies have already occurred, a stadium development district may be formed that is exempt from requirements of section 206E-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
The purpose of this Act is to establish the stadium development district, which includes all state property under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority, under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii community development authority to expedite the redevelopment of Aloha stadium and the property around it to bring economic development to an area that is in need of renewal, renovation, and improvement.
SECTION 2. Chapter 206E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new part to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"Part . STADIUM DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
§206E-A Stadium development district; purpose; findings. The legislature finds that the Aloha Stadium and lands under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority and department of accounting and general services are underutilized. The stadium facility has been in dire need of significant repair and maintenance for many years. The stadium authority has considered repairing, upgrading, and replacing the existing facility to optimize the public's enjoyment and ensure public safety. Redeveloping, renovating, or improving these public lands in a manner that will provide suitable recreational, residential, educational, and commercial areas where the public can live, congregate, recreate, attend schools, and shop as part of a thoughtfully integrated experience, is in the best interests of the State and its people.
This part establishes the stadium development district to make optimal use of public land for the economic, residential, educational, and social benefit of the people of Hawaii.
The legislature finds that the jurisdiction of the authority shall include development within the stadium development district; provided that the stadium authority shall own and hold title to all lands within the stadium development district.
The legislature finds that extensive planning for the redevelopment of the aloha stadium property has already occurred and the project must move quickly to the implementation phase.
The legislature further finds that proper execution of a mixed-use redevelopment of Aloha Stadium may result in sufficient revenue to maintain the stadium and its environs without any additional cost to taxpayers.
The legislature finds that since the authority's role in the stadium development district is purely ministerial, no new board is necessary to administer the stadium development district, and the executive director may take actions necessary to effectuate this part.
The legislature finds that nothing in this section shall affect the day-to-day duties of the stadium authority except to the extent that they hinder the redevelopment described in this part.
§206E-B Definitions. As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
"District" means the stadium development district established by this part.
"Executive director" means the executive director of the Hawaii community development authority.
§206E-C District; established; boundaries. (a) The stadium development district is established and shall be composed of all land under the ownership and jurisdiction of the stadium authority established by this part.
(b) The executive director shall facilitate the development of all property belonging to the State within the district; provided that development is consistent with the Aloha Stadium Conceptual Redevelopment Report dated February 23, 2017, and prepared for the department of accounting and general services and any county transit-oriented development plans for lands within and surrounding the district. In addition to any other duties that the executive director may have pursuant to this chapter, the executive director's duties shall include but not be limited to:
(1) Coordinating with other state entities during the conveyance of properties and conducting remediation activities for the property belonging to the State within the district;
(2) Developing the infrastructure necessary to support the development of all property belonging to the State within the district; and
(3) Providing, to the extent feasible, maximum opportunity for the reuse of property belonging to the State within the district by private enterprise or state and county government.
(c) Upon written request of the executive director and proclamation of the governor, the boundary of the district may be expanded to contiguous land; provided that the expanded district would be part of redevelopment; and provided further that title to the expanded lands shall be transferred to the stadium authority. The legislature may reject such an expansion of the district by adoption of a concurrent resolution.
§206E-D Development guidance policies. (a) The following shall be the development guidance policies generally governing the executive director's actions in the district:
(1) Development shall be consistent with any county transit-oriented development plan;
(2) Development shall be consistent with the Aloha Stadium Conceptual Redevelopment Report dated February 23, 2017, and prepared for the department of accounting and general services;
(3) With the approval of the governor, the executive director may modify and make changes to a transit-oriented development plan and the Aloha Stadium Conceptual Redevelopment Report with respect to the district to respond to changing conditions or needs; provided that prior to any amendment, the executive director shall conduct a public hearing to inform the public of the proposed changes and receive public input, and the executive director or hearings officer shall record all comments and provide a response in writing to each comment;
(4) The executive director shall issue a solicitation and may select a vendor for the stadium development district that includes a stadium, including luxury suites and retail, dining, office, residential, and other commercial operations. The solicitation shall consider parking as well as efficient ingress and egress to the stadium. The executive director shall consider revenue produced by the solicitation to generate sufficient cash flows to maintain the stadium;
(5) The executive director may engage in planning, design, and construction activities within and outside the district; provided that activities outside the district shall relate to infrastructure development, area-wide drainage improvements, roadway realignments and improvements, business and industrial relocation, and other activities the executive director deems necessary to carry out development of the district and implement this part. The executive director may undertake studies or coordinating activities in conjunction with the county and appropriate state agencies and may address facility systems, industrial relocation, and other activities;
(6) Endangered species of flora and fauna shall be preserved to the extent feasible;
(7) Land use and development activities within the district shall be coordinated with and, to the extent possible, complement existing county and state policies, plans, and programs affecting the district;
(8) Public facilities within the district shall be planned, located, and developed to support the development policies established by this part for the district and rules adopted pursuant to this part;
(9) A portion of the revenues from the stadium development district shall be used to reimburse the general fund for interest on and principal of reimbursable general obligation bonds issued pursuant to Act , Session Laws of Hawaii 2019. Should the stadium development district generate revenues in excess of the amount needed to reimburse the general fund and maintain the stadium:
(A) Fifty per cent of the remaining excess revenues shall be deposited into the stadium special fund; and
(B) Fifty per cent of the remaining excess revenues may be transferred out of the stadium development district subaccount of the Hawaii community development revolving fund to be used as the authority deems necessary; and
(10) The executive director shall prepare development plans for all designated stadium complex areas.
(b) The development guidance policies generally governing the stadium authority's actions in the district are as follows:
(1) Acquire and hold real estate;
(2) Exercise condemnation powers for public facilities;
(3) Partner with other entities to construct improvements;
(4) Prepare and modify development plans;
(5) Contract with other entities for a design-build approach for a project;
(6) Contract and accept gifts from public agencies or other sources; and
(7) Develop a marketing plan for the stadium area.
§206E-E Development rules. The executive director may, by written request to and proclamation by the governor, adopt rules to be followed during the development within the district, which shall be known as the development rules, in connection with health, safety, building, planning, zoning, and land use. The legislature may reject the adoption of rules by adoption of a concurrent resolution. The rules shall supersede all other inconsistent ordinances and rules relating to the use, zoning, planning, and development of land and construction thereon within the district. Rules adopted under this section shall follow existing laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations as closely as is consistent with standards meeting minimum requirements of good design, pleasant amenities, health, safety, and coordinated development. The executive director may establish policies and procedures for monitoring and ensuring that development within the district complies with these development rules and may establish fines and penalties or take any other action available under the law to eliminate any noncomplying action.
§206E-F Stadium development district revenues. (a) All revenues derived from the district, including any fines or penalties collected pursuant to this part, shall be deposited into a stadium development district subaccount of the Hawaii community development revolving fund established pursuant to section 206E-16; provided that this section shall not apply to revenue collected by the stadium authority for deposit into the stadium special fund pursuant to section 109-3.
(b) Revenues deposited into the stadium development district subaccount of the Hawaii community development revolving fund pursuant to subsection (a) may be used for the purposes of this part, including maintenance of the stadium; provided that a portion of the revenues shall be used to reimburse the state general fund for interest and principal of reimbursable general obligation bonds issued by the State for purposes of Act , Session Laws of Hawaii 2019; provided further that excess revenue shall be used in accordance with section 206E-D(a)(9).
(c) The authority may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 for the purposes of this section."
SECTION 3. Section 6E-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) Before any agency or officer of the State or its political subdivisions commences any project which may affect historic property, aviation artifact, or a burial site, the agency or officer shall advise the department and allow the department an opportunity for review of the effect of the proposed project on historic properties, aviation artifacts, or burial sites, consistent with section 6E-43, especially those listed on the Hawaii register of historic places. The proposed project shall not be commenced, or if it has already begun, continued, until the department has given its written concurrence. If:
(1) The proposed project consists of corridors or large land areas;
(2) Access to properties
is restricted; [
dictate that construction be done in stages[
(4) The project is done in the stadium development district as designated in chapter 206E,
the department may give its written concurrence based on a phased review of the project; provided that there shall be a programmatic agreement between the department and the project applicant that identifies each phase and the estimated timelines for each phase.
The department shall provide written concurrence or non-concurrence within ninety days after the filing of a request with the department. The agency or officer seeking to proceed with the project, or any person, may appeal the department's concurrence or non-concurrence to the Hawaii historic places review board. An agency, officer, or other person who is dissatisfied with the decision of the review board may apply to the governor, who may take action as the governor deems best in overruling or sustaining the department."
SECTION 4. Section 109-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§109-2 Stadium authority; powers and duties. The powers and duties of the stadium authority shall be as follows:
(1) To acquire and hold title to real property and maintain, operate, and manage the stadium and related facilities;
(2) To prescribe and collect rents, fees, and charges for the use or enjoyment of the stadium or any of its facilities;
(3) To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to exercise its powers under this chapter and subject to any limitations in this chapter, to exercise all powers necessary, incidental, or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter;
(4) To adopt, amend, and repeal rules, in
accordance with chapter 91 [
rules], it may deem necessary to
effectuate this chapter and in connection with its projects, operations, and
(5) To appoint a manager and a deputy manager who
shall have qualifications as the authority deems necessary and who shall hold
their respective offices at the pleasure of the authority. The manager and deputy manager shall be
exempt from the requirements of chapters 76 and 89. Effective July 1, 2005, the manager shall be
paid a salary not to exceed eighty-seven per cent of the salary of the director
of human resources development.
Effective July 1, 2005, the deputy manager shall be paid a salary not to
exceed eighty-five per cent of the manager's salary. The manager shall have full power to
administer the affairs of the stadium and related facilities, subject to the
direction and approval of the authority.
The manager [
shall], subject to the approval of the authority, shall
have power to appoint, suspend, and discharge a secretary who shall be exempt
from the requirements of chapters 76 and 89, and other employees, subordinates,
and assistants as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the business of
the authority. Except for persons hired
on contract or otherwise as provided in section 109-3 and except for the
manager, deputy manager, and secretary, all appointments, suspensions, or
discharges shall be made in conformity with the applicable provisions of
chapter 76; and
(6) To plan, promote, and market the stadium and related facilities."
SECTION 5. Section 171-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§171-2 Definition of public lands. "Public lands" means all lands or interest therein in the State classed as government or crown lands previous to August 15, 1895, or acquired or reserved by the government upon or subsequent to that date by purchase, exchange, escheat, or the exercise of the right of eminent domain, or in any other manner; including lands accreted after May 20, 2003, and not otherwise awarded, submerged lands, and lands beneath tidal waters that are suitable for reclamation, together with reclaimed lands that have been given the status of public lands under this chapter, except:
(1) Lands designated in section 203 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended;
(2) Lands set aside pursuant to law for the use of the United States;
(3) Lands being used for roads and streets;
(4) Lands to which the United States relinquished the absolute fee and ownership under section 91 of the Hawaiian Organic Act prior to the admission of Hawaii as a state of the United States unless subsequently placed under the control of the board of land and natural resources and given the status of public lands in accordance with the state constitution, the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, or other laws;
(5) Lands to which the University of Hawaii holds title;
(6) Lands to which the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation in its corporate capacity holds title;
(7) Lands to which the Hawaii community development authority in its corporate capacity holds title;
(8) Lands to which the department of agriculture holds title by way of foreclosure, voluntary surrender, or otherwise, to recover moneys loaned or to recover debts otherwise owed the department under chapter 167;
(9) Lands that are set aside by the governor to the Aloha Tower development corporation; lands leased to the Aloha Tower development corporation by any department or agency of the State; or lands to which the Aloha Tower development corporation holds title in its corporate capacity;
(10) Lands that are set aside by the governor to the agribusiness development corporation; lands leased to the agribusiness development corporation by any department or agency of the State; or lands to which the agribusiness development corporation in its corporate capacity holds title;
(11) Lands to which the Hawaii technology
development corporation in its corporate capacity holds title; [
(12) Lands to which the department of education holds title; and
(13) Lands to which the stadium authority holds title;
provided that, except as otherwise limited under federal law and except for state land used as an airport as defined in section 262-1, public lands shall include the air rights over any portion of state land upon which a county mass transit project is developed after July 11, 2005."
SECTION 6. Section 206E-4.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
Assignment of powers and duties prohibited. Notwithstanding anything contained in this
chapter to the contrary, except for part of this chapter,
the authority shall not assign to any person or agency, including the executive
director of the authority, any of its powers and duties related to the approval
of any variance, exemption, or modification of any provision of a community
development plan or community development rules."
SECTION 7. Section 206E-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§206E-5 Designation of community development districts; community development plans. (a) The legislature, by statute, may designate an area as a community development district if it determines that there is need for replanning, renewal, or redevelopment of that area. The designation shall describe the boundaries of the district.
(b) After designation, the authority shall develop a community development plan for the designated district. The plan shall include but not be limited to community development guidance policies, district-wide improvement program and community development rules.
(c) The authority may enter into cooperative agreements with qualified persons or public agencies, where the powers, services, and capabilities of such persons or agencies are deemed necessary and appropriate for the development of the community development plan.
(d) Whenever possible, planning activities of the authority shall be coordinated with federal, state, and county plans. Consideration shall be given to state goals and policies, adopted state plan or land use guidance policies, county general plans, development plans, and ordinances.
(e) The authority shall hold a public hearing on a proposed community development plan pursuant to chapter 91 and, after consideration of comments received and appropriate revision, shall submit the community development plan to the governor for the governor's approval.
After approval, the governor shall submit to the legislature requests for appropriations, authorization to issue bonds, or both, to implement the community development plan in an orderly, affordable, and feasible manner. The governor shall submit the requests to the legislature as part of the executive budget or supplemental budget, as appropriate. In addition to the information, data, and materials required under chapter 37, the requests shall be accompanied by:
(1) Plans, maps, narrative descriptions, and other appropriate materials on the:
(A) Locations and design of projects or public facilities proposed to be funded; and
(B) Phase of the community development plans proposed to be implemented with the requested funds; and
(2) Other information deemed by the governor of significance to the legislature regarding the projects or public facilities proposed to be funded, including a discussion of the public benefits intended by, and adverse effects which may result from, implementation of the projects or public facilities.
(f) The authority may amend the community development plan as may be necessary. Amendments shall be made in accordance with chapter 91.
(g) The stadium development district shall be exempt from this section."
SECTION 8. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the department of land and natural resources shall transfer the fee simple interest in all parcels of land under the control or jurisdiction of the stadium authority, including all existing improvements thereon, to the stadium authority as grantee, as is, where is. The parcels to be transferred shall include:
(1) TMK 99003055:0000;
(2) TMK 99003061:0000;
(3) TMK 99003070:0000;
(4) TMK 99003071:0000; and
(5) Any other parcels under the jurisdiction of the stadium authority.
(b) The department of land and natural resources shall prepare, execute, and record, in the land court or bureau of conveyances, as appropriate, a quitclaim deed to convey each above-listed parcel with all existing improvements, subject to the property boundaries determined pursuant to subsection (d), to the stadium authority, as grantee. As these are conveyances in which the State and its agencies are the only parties, the tax imposed by section 247-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall not apply. Effective on the date of transfer pursuant to subsection (d), every reference to the present titleholder or the head of the department or agency in each instrument, if the titleholder is a department or an agency, shall be construed as a reference to the stadium authority.
(c) The stadium authority shall accept the properties in their existing condition. All claims and liabilities against the department of land and natural resources, if any, which the stadium authority has, may have had, or may have in the future, regarding any injury, loss, cost, damage, or liability, including reasonable attorney's fees, concerning the physical, environmental, soil, economic, and legal conditions of the conveyed properties, are released, waived, and extinguished.
(d) Work to initiate the transfer of parcels identified in this section shall start no later than December 31, 2019.
SECTION 9. Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, any remaining amount of the appropriation made by item H-18 of section 30 of Act 49, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, as amended and renumbered by section 5 of Act 53, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, that is unalloted or unencumbered is hereby lapsed; provided that the lapsed amount shall be transferred and appropriated to the Hawaii community development authority for fiscal year 2019-2020 to establish and develop the stadium development district for public use.
SECTION 10. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $50,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 for the Hawaii community development authority to establish and develop the stadium development district for public use.
SECTION 11. The director of finance is authorized to issue reimbursable general obligation bonds in the sum of $150,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary is appropriated for fiscal year 2019-2020 for the Hawaii community development authority to establish the stadium development district and build a new stadium as provided for in chapter 206E, part , Hawaii Revised Statutes.
The proceeds of the reimburseable general obligation bonds shall be deposited into the stadium development district subaccount of the Hawaii community development revolving fund; provided that the Hawaii community development authority shall use a portion of the revenues of the stadium development district to reimburse the general fund for all costs, including interest on and principal of the reimbursable general obligation bonds issued pursuant to this section.
SECTION 12. The director of finance is authorized to issue general obligation bonds in the sum of $150,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary is appropriated for fiscal year 2019-2020 to the Hawaii community development authority to build a new stadium.
SECTION 13. The sums appropriated by sections 9, 10, 11, and 12 of this Act shall be expended by the Hawaii community development authority for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 14. The appropriations made for the capital improvement projects authorized by sections 9, 10, 11, and 12 of this Act shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal biennium for which the appropriation is made; provided that all moneys from the appropriation unencumbered as of June 30, 2022, shall lapse as of that date.
SECTION 15. In codifying the new sections added by section 2 of this Act, the revisor of statutes shall substitute appropriate section numbers for the letters used in designating the new sections in this Act.
SECTION 16. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 17. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2050.
HCDA; Stadium Authority; Stadium Development District
Establishes the Stadium Development District. Requires HCDA to facilitate the development of all state property within the District. Appropriates funds and authorizes the issuance of reimbursable general obligation bonds to establish and develop the District. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to build a new stadium. (SB997 HD1)
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