HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1206

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO A STATE PERMITTING OFFICE.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that delays in the county building permit process have severely impacted the ability of the State to commence state construction projects. The legislature further finds that construction delays have increased construction costs and harmed the livelihoods of state contractors.

The purpose of this Act is to establish a state permitting office to quickly and efficiently process building and infrastructure permits for construction of state buildings, state roads and highways, and other construction on state lands, while simultaneously ensuring that the construction complies with all state and county building and infrastructure requirements.

SECTION 2. Chapter 107, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new part to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"PART    . STATE PERMITTING OFFICE

107-A Definitions. For purposes of this part:

"Department" means the department of accounting and general services.

"Office" means the state permitting office established pursuant to section 107-B.

"State permit" means a permit issued by the state permitting office.

107-B State permitting office; purpose. There is established the state permitting office within the department. Subject to the requirements of this part, the state permitting office shall:

(1) Review applications containing state building and infrastructure construction plans to ensure that the plans satisfy the state building code as required by section 107-31, the applicable county building code, and any other applicable construction codes; and

(2) Issue a state permit to the applicant if the application satisfies all applicable codes or deny the application if the application does not satisfy all applicable codes.

107-C State permit authorized. (a) A person may obtain a state permit from the office in lieu of obtaining a county building or infrastructure permit required by any county for any type of work regarding a state building, state infrastructure, or any type of work on state land.

(b) Notwithstanding any law or ordinance to the contrary, any person who obtains a state permit under this part shall not be liable for any failure to obtain a county building or infrastructure permit for the same work submitted in an application to the office for which the state permit was issued.

107-D Certificate of occupancy; infrastructure connections. (a) The county in which the state project is located shall issue a certificate of occupancy to the State for any building for which a state permit was issued under this part, upon:

(1) Completion of the building for which the state permit was issued;

(2) The building passing final inspection by a state-designated inspector; and

(3) Formal acceptance of the building by the State.

(b) Each county in which a state project is located shall allow projects issued a state permit under this part to connect with any and all required infrastructure services, including but not limited to potable water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, and other county-provided services.

107-E Rules. The state permitting office, in consultation with the state building code council, shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 necessary for this part, including rules addressing the permit application process, required submissions, and fees."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2023-2024 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2024-2025 for the establishment of the state permitting office.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of accounting and general services for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. In codifying the new section added by section 2 of this Act, the revisor of statutes shall substitute appropriate section numbers for the letters used in designating the new sections in this Act.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on June 30, 3000.


 


 

Report Title:

State Permitting Office; DAGS; Appropriation

 

Description:

Establishes the state permitting office within the department of accounting and general services to process building and infrastructure permits for construction of state-owned buildings, state roads and highways, and other construction on state lands. Appropriates moneys. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)

 

 

 

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