THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

427

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to animal control services.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that section 143-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is an outdated statute and is no longer relevant to the State's needs. The requirement that the county of Kauai contract solely with the Kauai humane society for animal control services has been superseded by the county's ability to offer public contracts to other animal control service providers.

The legislature also finds that construction of the animal shelter or "dog pound" authorized by section 143-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, has been completed, making the provision no longer necessary.

Accordingly, the purpose of this Act is to repeal section 143-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Section 143-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["143-16 Contract between county of Kauai and Kauai Humane Society. Pursuant to the authorization provided in section 143-15 the county council of the county of Kauai shall contract with the Kauai Humane Society, an incorporated nonprofit association organized under the laws of the State for the prevention of cruelty to animals, upon the subject matters contained in section 143-15 and shall appropriate the moneys collected by the director of finance of the county of Kauai under section 143-3 for use by the Kauai Humane Society.

In addition to the matter contained in section 143-15 the Kauai Humane Society may expend funds turned over by the county to construct a dog pound on Kauai; provided that the county council shall first approve the plans for the construction and location of the dog pound."]

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST



 

Report Title:

Package; County of Kauai; Animal Control Services; Public Contracts

 

Description:

Repeals the requirement that the County of Kauai contract solely with the Kauai Humane Society for the provision of animal control services.

 

 

 

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