HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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 The legislature finds that section 143-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is an outdated statute and is no longer relevant to the State's needs.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requirement that the county of Kauai contract solely with the Kauai humane society for animal control services has been superseded by the county's ability to offer public contracts to other animal control service providers.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 Section 143-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.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
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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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.
Package; County of Kauai; Animal Control Services; Public Contracts
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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