HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

969

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

 

 

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

 


Section 1. Lands utilized by the department of Hawaiian home lands to provide housing for native Hawaiians are offered at affordable rates when compared to similar housing available in Hawaii. The purpose of this Act is to require counties to provide for the maintenance of infrastructure for any housing development for the department of Hawaiian home lands within a specified time and under certain conditions.

SECTION 2. Chapter 46, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding to Part I a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"46- Infrastructure maintenance; housing development for the department of hawaiian home lands. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, infrastructure for any housing development for the department of Hawaiian home lands shall be maintained by the county in which the housing development is located commencing sixty days after the receipt by the appropriate county council of a completed application for maintenance request; provided that:

(1) Applicable meter and connection fees and utility costs relating to the infrastructure have been paid;

(2) The infrastructure conforms to applicable county standards in effect at the time of construction; and

(3) The completion of the improvements of the infrastructure is granted approval by the county.

(b) For the purposes of this section:

"Infrastructure" includes waterlines and appurtenances, storm drainage, including catch basins, sewerlines and appurtenances, waste disposal and waste treatment systems, roadway improvements including pavement, gutters, curbing, sidewalks, street trees, and street lighting that connect to county infrastructure."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Counties; Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Infrastructure

 

Description:

Requires counties within sixty days to maintain infrastructure, under specified conditions, as part of any housing development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

 

 

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