THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

300

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR LAND IMPROVEMENTS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 37, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"37-   Expenditure of public funds for improvements to non-public lands; prohibitions. No public moneys shall be expended for any improvement to land not owned or leased by the State unless the legislature makes an appropriation for the improvement; provided that the legislature makes a declaration of public purpose regarding the appropriation of the public moneys; provided further that this section shall not apply to any:

(1) Expenditure for a project with the purpose of natural or cultural resource management; and

(2) State grant, including any grant made pursuant to chapter 42F.

For the purposes of this section, "improvement" means any physical improvement, including any building, structure, road, walkway, driveway, sidewalk, utility line, underground cable or pipe, grading, trenching, or landscaping."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Public Moneys; Land; Improvement

 

Description:

Prohibits the expenditure of public moneys for any land improvement if the land is not owned or leased by the State, unless the moneys are appropriated by the Legislature and the Legislature makes a declaration of public purpose regarding the appropriation of the public moneys. Exempts state grants and expenditures for certain projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

 

 

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