THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO THE KAIWI COAST.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the lands of the Kaiwi coast are an invaluable natural asset for the people of Hawaii. Numerous community members and organizations have fought long and hard over many decades to protect and preserve this unspoiled area for future generations, including preserving land and working together to establish the Maunalua-Makapuu scenic byway.
The legislature further finds that a growing interest in this area of Oahu has brought a rapid increase in visitors to the Kaiwi coast. Dangerous conflict between vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists along the highway is increasing the risk of injury and death on a regular basis.
Collaboration between community organizations and government agencies is necessary to address myriad issues, such as ensuring safety, managing human impacts, preventing invasive species, and restoring the local ecosystem.
Accordingly, the purpose of this Act is to enhance the Maunalua-Makapuu scenic byway and protect and preserve the lands of the Kaiwi coast in perpetuity by requiring certain lands to be petitioned to be designated as the Kaiwi coast state park so the area can be properly protected and managed for the benefit of residents and future generations.
SECTION 2. (a) The department of land and natural resources shall petition the board of land and natural resources to designate the following tax map key numbers as a state park under the name "Kaiwi coast state park":
(1) (1)3-9-11:002; and
(b) The department of land and natural resources shall administer the lands in subsection (a) that have been designated by the board of land and natural resources as a state park.
(c) This Act shall be exempt from the requirements of section 171-64.7, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and the boundary amendment requirements of chapter 205, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
(d) All conditions and obligations related to federal funds previously expended on lands in subsection (a) shall be observed unless otherwise authorized by the federal government.
(a) All land within or added to the Kaiwi coast
state park shall be considered for designation as conservation land.
(b) Land in the Kaiwi coast state
park shall be preserved in perpetuity primarily in its wild and natural state.
(c) Any land added to the Kaiwi
coast state park shall be subject to this section.
SECTION 4. 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, planning, and design of the Kaiwi coast state park and Maunalua-Makapuu scenic byway improvements, including safe pedestrian and bicycle connectivity; provided that planning and design shall:
(1) Build upon and reflect the direction of recent work on master plans for the Maunalua-Makapuu scenic byway and Kaiwi state scenic shoreline; and
(2) Include the department of transportation, department of land and natural resources, city and county of Honolulu, stakeholders who assisted in the creation of master plans for the Maunalua-Makapuu scenic byway and Kaiwi state scenic shoreline, and local community members who are dedicated to the preservation of the lands of the Kaiwi state scenic shoreline.
The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of land and natural resources for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 5. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on June 30, 3000.
Kaiwi Coast State Park; DLNR; Appropriation
Requires the department of land and natural resources to petition the board of land and natural resources to designate certain lands as the "Kaiwi coast state park". Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
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