HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

422

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to small boat harbors.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 200, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"200-    Small boat harbor advisory board. (a) There is established a small boat harbor advisory board under the department for administrative purposes to advise the division of boating and ocean recreation on the repair and maintenance of small boat harbor facilities and related waterways under the department's jurisdiction.

(b) The small boat harbor advisory board shall consist of the following eight members:

(1) The chairperson of the board of land and natural resources, who shall service as chair; and

(2) One member each appointed by the governor, president of the senate, speaker of the house of representatives, and each mayor of the counties.

(c) The advisory board shall consist of members who are small boat harbor fee users, with representation from user groups relating to mooring, boat trailers, commercial tour operators, and commercial or recreational permit holders with a small boat harbor.

(d) Members shall:

(1) Be appointed without regard to section 26-34;

(2) Serve without compensation; and

(3) Serve a term of          years.

Vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of any unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments.

(e) The small boat harbor advisory board shall meet at least quarterly. A quorum shall consist of a simple majority of voting members. All meetings of the advisory board shall be conducted subject to chapter 92.

(f) The small boat harbor advisory board shall advise the department on:

(1) The priority assigned to various capital improvement projects related to the repair and maintenance of small boat harbor facilities and related waterways under the department's jurisdiction; and

(2) Any required user fees and appropriations or other funding, including amounts required, for capital improvement projects related to the repair and maintenance of small boat harbor facilities and related waterways under the department's jurisdiction.

The advisory board shall not advise the department on the operations of small boat harbors.

(g) The small boat advisory board shall:

(1) Establish committees of the board as necessary; and

(2) Seek input from and provide timely feedback to interested individuals, stakeholders, and community groups as necessary."

SECTION 2. 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 administration of the small boat harbor advisory board.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of land and natural resources for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2023.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

DLNR; DOBOR; Small Boat Harbors; Advisory Board

 

Description:

Establishes the small boat harbor advisory board to advise DLNR on the repair and maintenance of small boat harbor facilities and related waterways under DLNR's jurisdiction.

 

 

 

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