THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1292

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to environmental impact statements.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 174C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part VII to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"174C-   Department of agriculture lands; food production; exemption from environmental impact statement law. The proposed drilling, construction, or use of a well on lands leased from the department of agriculture shall be exempt from the requirements of chapter 343; provided that the land is being used to support agriculture and food production."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

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

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Wells; Department of Agriculture; Leased Lands; Food Production; Environmental Impact Statements; Exemption

 

Description:

Exempts the proposed drilling, construction, or use of a well on lands leased from the department of agriculture from the requirements of the environmental impact statements law, provided that the land is being used to support agriculture and food production.

 

 

 

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