THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

233

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO BEES.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 142, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part IV to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"142-   Beehive; swarm; disposition. (a) Any person that receives state or county funds who wishes to remove a beehive or swarm from that person's property shall contract with a beekeeper or pest control operator for the removal of the beehive or swarm. Destruction of the beehive shall only occur as a last resort when all other methods are ineffective or unavailable.

(b) As used in this section:

"Person" shall include any private entity and any agency of the State or any of its political subdivisions.

"Pest control operator" has the same meaning as in section 460J-1."

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:

Beehive Removal; Bee Swarm Removal

 

Description:

Requires any person that receives state or county funding who wants to remove a beehive or swarm from the person's property to contract with a beekeeper or pest control operator for removal.

 

 

 

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