HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1051

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO AIRPORTS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 261-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"261-4 Airports, general. (a) Establishment, operation, maintenance. The department [of transportation] may, on behalf of and in the name of the State, out of appropriations and other moneys available or made available for such purposes, plan, acquire, establish, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip, install, operate, regulate, and protect, airports, air navigation facilities, buildings, and other facilities to provide for the servicing of aircraft; to provide for the comfort, accommodation, and convenience of air travelers; and to protect against airport hazards.

(b)  Notwithstanding any law or provision to the contrary, the department is authorized to plan, construct, operate, and maintain any state airport facility in the State, including, but not limited to, the acquisition and use of lands necessary to stage construction activities, without the approval of county agencies.

[(b)(c)  Acquisition of property. By purchase, gift, devise, lease, or condemnation in accordance with chapter 101, the department may acquire property, real or personal, or any interest therein, including the property rights, estates, and interests mentioned in section 262-11.  The department may acquire rights and interests in airports owned or controlled by others, for the purpose of meeting a civilian need [whichthat is within the scope of its functions, even though it does not have the exclusive control and operation of such airports.  The department may also acquire excess federal lands as permitted by federal law.

[(c)(d) Structures and improvements.  All structures and improvements to land, to be used for airport purposes, may be planned, designed, and constructed by the department.

[(d)(e) Use of state and municipal facilities and services. In carrying out this chapter, the department may use the facilities and services of other agencies of the State and of the municipalities of the State and the agencies and municipalities shall make available their facilities and services.

[(e)(f) Fire and safety inspection. The State shall conduct fire and safety inspections at all state-owned airport facilities at least once a year, as provided in section 132-6(b)."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Department of Transportation; Airports

 

Description:

Clarifies airport jurisdiction with respect to land use compliance and county permits.

 

 

 

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