HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1296

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 328L-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) The fund shall be used for the purpose of receiving, allocating, and appropriating the tobacco settlement moneys as follows:

(1) Fifteen per cent shall be appropriated into the emergency and budget reserve fund under section 328L‑3;

[(2) Twelve and one-half per cent shall be appropriated into the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund under section 328L-5;

(3)] (2) [Twenty-six] Until July 1, 2033, twenty-six per cent shall be appropriated into the university revenue-undertakings fund created in section 304A‑2167.5, to be applied to the payment of the principal of and interest on, and to generate required coverage, if any, for, revenue bonds issued by the board of regents of the University of Hawaii to finance the cost of construction of a university health and wellness center, including a new medical school facility, to be situated on the island of Oahu; and

[(4)] (3) Any remaining amounts shall be deposited to the credit of the state general fund;

in the succeeding fiscal year."

SECTION 2. Section 328L-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["328L-5 Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund. (a) There is established the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund as a separate fund of a nonprofit entity having a board of directors and qualifying under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, into which shall be deposited moneys received as provided under section 328L-2(b)(2). The director of health with the concurrence of the governor, shall select, in accordance with law, the entity based upon the proven record of accomplishment of the entity in administering a similar trust fund.

(b) Notwithstanding that the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund is established within a private entity, the department of budget and finance shall have oversight authority over the fund and may make periodic financial audits of the fund; provided that the director of finance may contract with a certified public accountancy firm for this purpose. The director of health with the concurrence of the governor in their sole discretion may rescind the selection of the entity. If the selection of the entity [is] rescinded, moneys in the trust fund shall revert back to the State and shall be deemed to be trust moneys.

(c) The entity selected under subsection (a), for each fiscal year, may expend up to fifty per cent of the total market value of the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund on the preceding June 30, for tobacco prevention and control, including but not limited to, reducing cigarette smoking and tobacco use among youth and adults through education and enforcement activities, and controlling and preventing chronic diseases where tobacco is a risk factor.

(d) The Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund may receive appropriations, contributions, grants, endowments, or gifts in cash or otherwise from any source, including the State, corporations or other businesses, foundations, government, individuals, and other interested parties; provided that any appropriations made by the State shall not supplant or diminish the funding of existing tobacco prevention and control programs or any health related programs funded in whole or in part by the State.

(e) The assets of the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund shall consist of:

(1) Moneys appropriated under section 328L‑2(b)(2);

(2) Moneys appropriated to the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund by the state, county, or federal government;

(3) Private contributions of cash or property; and

(4) Income and capital gains earned by the trust fund.

(f) The aggregate principal sum deposited in the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund shall be invested by the entity selected under subsection (a) in a manner intended to maximize the rate of return on investment of the trust fund consistent with the objective of preserving the trust fund's principal.

(g) If the entity selected under subsection (a) is dissolved, the director of health, with the concurrence of the governor, shall select a successor entity. If the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund is terminated, the moneys remaining in the trust fund shall revert back to the State and shall be deemed to be trust moneys.

(h) The administration of the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund shall be advised by the tobacco prevention and control advisory board created under section 328L-6."]

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2021-2022 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2022-2023 to be for tobacco prevention and control purposes.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of health for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. Any unencumbered balances remaining in the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund as of September 1, 2022, shall lapse to the credit of the general fund.

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund; Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund; Repeal; General Fund; Appropriation

 

Description:

Repeals the Hawaii tobacco prevention and control trust fund and transfers unencumbered balances to the general fund. Specifies that Hawaii tobacco settlement special fund moneys shall only be deposited into the University revenue-undertakings fund until 7/1/2033. Appropriates general funds to the department of health for tobacco prevention and control. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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