REPORT TITLE:
Hawaii Environmental Authority


DESCRIPTION:
Provides for the Hawaii environmental authority to oversee the
State's environmental protection policies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.1248       
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     A BILL FOR AN ACT

RELATING TO NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that the visitor industry
 
 2 brings almost seven million visitors into the State every year
 
 3 who are attracted by the environmental, natural, and cultural
 
 4 resources of the State.  The visitor industry accounts for almost
 
 5 twenty-five per cent of the gross state product and provides over
 
 6 thirty per cent of all civilian jobs.  In light of the State's
 
 7 dependence on its environmental, natural, and cultural resources
 
 8 to market tourism, it is important that the protection,
 
 9 management, and maintenance of the resources that support the
 
10 environment are coordinated in the manner consistent with the
 
11 needs of the State.
 
12      The legislature further finds that the governor proposes a
 
13 dedicated source of funding for environmental protection and that
 
14 the visitor industry contribute to this source of funding.  This
 
15 can be accomplished by earmarking a part of the total revenue of
 
16 the transient accommodations tax (TAT) to create a special fund
 
17 for environmental protection. 
 
18      The purpose of this Act is to implement the governor's
 
19 recommendations to establish an executive board, the Hawaii
 

 
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 1 environmental authority, to oversee the State's environmental
 
 2 protection policies and strategies and to establish an
 
 3 environmental protection special fund partially funded by a
 
 4 portion of the TAT.
 
 5      SECTION 2.  The Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended by adding
 
 6 a new chapter to be appropriately designated and to read as
 
 7 follows:
 
 8                             "CHAPTER
 
 9                  HAWAII ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITY
 
10                    PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
11       -1 Definitions.  As used in this chapter:
 
12      "Agency" means any agency, department, authority, board,
 
13 commission, the University of Hawaii, or any other unit of the
 
14 State or its political subdivisions.
 
15      "Authority" means the Hawaii environmental authority
 
16 established in section  -2.
 
17      "Board" means the board of directors of the Hawaii
 
18 environmental authority established in section  -2, and any
 
19 successor thereto.
 
20      "Public agency" means any office, department, board,
 
21 commission, bureau, division, public corporation agency, or
 
22 instrumentality of the federal, state, or county government.
 
23          -2  Hawaii environmental authority; establishment;
 

 


 

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 1 board; staff.  (a)  There is established the Hawaii environmental
 
 2 authority, which shall be a body corporate and a public
 
 3 instrumentality of the State, for the purpose of implementing
 
 4 this chapter.  The authority shall be placed within the
 
 5 department of land and natural resources for administrative
 
 6 purposes only.
 
 7      (b)  The authority shall be headed by a board of directors
 
 8 which consists of ten public, voting members, one public,
 
 9 nonvoting member, one ex officio voting member, and one ex
 
10 officio nonvoting member; provided that:  
 
11      (1)  The public, voting members shall be appointed by the
 
12           governor as provided in section 26-34, except as
 
13           otherwise provided by law; 
 
14      (2)  The ten public, voting members shall be composed of one
 
15           representative each from the city and county of
 
16           Honolulu and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui;
 
17           the remaining public members shall be appointed
 
18           at-large;
 
19      (3)  Of the ten public, voting members, two shall be
 
20           appointed by the governor from a list of three names
 
21           nominated by the president of the senate, and two shall
 
22           be appointed by the governor from a list of three names
 
23           nominated by the speaker of the house of
 

 
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 1           representatives; 
 
 2      (4)  At least six of the ten public, voting members shall
 
 3           have knowledge, experience, and expertise in the area
 
 4           of environmental management, protection, and promotion; 
 
 5      (5)  The governor shall make appointments to ensure the
 
 6           fulfillment of all requirements; 
 
 7      (6)  The chairperson of the board of land and natural
 
 8           resources, or a designated representative, shall be an
 
 9           ex officio voting member; 
 
10      (7)  The director of health, or a designated representative,
 
11           shall be an ex officio nonvoting member; and 
 
12      (8)  The governor shall appoint a public, nonvoting member.
 
13      (c)  The public members shall be appointed by the governor
 
14 for terms of four years, except that the terms of the members
 
15 first appointed shall be for two and four years, respectively, as
 
16 designated by the governor at the time of appointment.  Each
 
17 public member shall hold office until the member's successor is
 
18 appointed and qualified.  Section 26-34 shall be applicable
 
19 insofar as it relates to the number of terms and consecutive
 
20 number of years a member may serve on the board.
 
21      (d)  The board shall elect a chairperson from among the
 
22 voting members.  The chairperson of the board of land and natural
 
23 resources shall not be chairperson of the board.
 

 
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 1      (e)  Six voting members shall constitute a quorum, whose
 
 2 affirmative vote shall be necessary for all actions by the
 
 3 authority.  The members shall serve without compensation, but
 
 4 shall be reimbursed for expenses, including traveling expenses,
 
 5 necessary for the performance of their duties.
 
 6      (f)  The board shall appoint an executive director, exempt
 
 7 from chapters 76 and 77, who shall oversee the authority staff,
 
 8 and shall be compensated at a salary level set by the governor.
 
 9      (g)  The authority may employ persons not subject to
 
10 chapters 76, 77, and 78 to perform and execute the functions of
 
11 the authority.
 
12          -3 Powers.  Except as otherwise limited by this
 
13 chapter, the board may:
 
14      (1)  Sue and be sued;
 
15      (2)  Have a seal and alter the same at pleasure;
 
16      (3)  Make and execute contracts and all other instruments
 
17           necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers
 
18           and functions under this chapter; provided that the
 
19           authority may enter into contracts and agreements for a
 
20           period of up to five years;
 
21      (4)  Make and alter bylaws for its organization and internal
 
22           management;
 
23      (5)  Adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 with respect
 

 
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 1           to its projects, operations, properties, and
 
 2           facilities;
 
 3      (6)  Through its executive director represent the authority
 
 4           in communications with the governor and with the
 
 5           legislature; 
 
 6      (7)  Through its executive director appoint officers,
 
 7           agents, and employees, prescribe their duties and
 
 8           qualifications, and fix their salaries, without regard
 
 9           to chapters 76, 77, and 78;
 
10      (8)  Through its executive director purchase supplies,
 
11           equipment, or furniture; 
 
12      (9)  Through its executive director allocate the space or
 
13           spaces which are to be occupied by the authority and
 
14           appropriate staff;
 
15     (10)  Engage the services of qualified persons to implement
 
16           the State's environmental protection and management
 
17           plan or portions thereof as determined by the board;
 
18     (11)  Engage the services of consultants on a contractual
 
19           basis for rendering professional and technical
 
20           assistance and advice;
 
21     (12)  Procure insurance against any loss in connection with
 
22           its property and other assets and operations in such
 
23           amounts from insurers that it deems desirable;
 

 
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 1     (13)  Contract for, and accept gifts or grants in any form
 
 2           from any public agency or any other source;
 
 3     (14)  Create a vision and develop a long range plan for
 
 4           environmental protection in Hawaii, including the
 
 5           preservation and enhancement of natural and cultural
 
 6           resources, and management and maintenance issues;
 
 7     (15)  Develop, coordinate, and implement state policies and
 
 8           directions for environmental protection and related
 
 9           activities taking into account the economic, social,
 
10           and physical impacts of tourism on the State;
 
11     (16)  Develop and implement the state environmental strategic
 
12           plan, which shall be updated every three years, to
 
13           protect and market the State as a desirable visitor
 
14           destination;
 
15     (17)  Have a permanent, strong focus on protecting and
 
16           preserving the environment;
 
17     (18)  Conduct market development-related research as
 
18           necessary;
 
19     (19)  Coordinate all agencies and advise the private sector
 
20           in the development of environmental protection-related
 
21           activities and resources;
 
22     (20)  Work to eliminate or reduce barriers to environmental
 
23           protection in order to provide a positive and
 

 
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 1           competitive business environment, including
 
 2           coordinating with the department of health on issues
 
 3           affecting degradation of the environment and impacts
 
 4           from development;
 
 5     (21)  Market and promote environmental activities and events;
 
 6     (22)  Coordinate the development of new products with the
 
 7           public and private sectors, including, but not limited
 
 8           to, the development of bioremediation, culture, health,
 
 9           education, and eco-tourism;
 
10     (23)  Establish a public information and educational program
 
11           to inform the public of environment and environment-
 
12           related problems;
 
13     (24)  Encourage the development of environmental educational,
 
14           training, and career counseling programs;
 
15     (25)  Establish a program to monitor, investigate, and
 
16           respond to complaints about problems resulting directly
 
17           or indirectly from the environmental impacts of the
 
18           tourism industry and taking appropriate action as
 
19           necessary; and
 
20     (26)  Do any and all things necessary to carry out its
 
21           purposes and exercise the powers given and granted in
 
22           this chapter.
 
23          -4 Meetings of the board.  (a)  The meetings of the
 

 
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 1 board shall be open to the public as provided in section 92-3,
 
 2 except that when it is necessary for the board to receive
 
 3 information that is proprietary to a particular enterprise or the
 
 4 disclosure of which might be harmful to the business interests of
 
 5 the enterprise, the board may enter into an executive meeting
 
 6 that is closed to the public.
 
 7      (b)  The board shall be subject to the procedural
 
 8 requirements of section 92-4, and this authorization shall be in
 
 9 addition to the exceptions listed in section 92-5, to enable the
 
10 authority board to respect the proprietary requirements of
 
11 enterprises with which it has business dealings.
 
12          -5  Exemption of Hawaii environmental authority from
 
13 administrative supervision of boards and commissions.
 
14 Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the authority shall be
 
15 exempt from section 26-35 with the exception of section 26-35(2),
 
16 (3), (7) and (8).
 
17          -6 Environmental protection plan; measures of
 
18 effectiveness.(a)  The authority shall be responsible for
 
19 developing a strategic environmental protection plan which shall
 
20 be updated every three years, that includes the following:
 
21      (1)  Identification and evaluation of current and future
 
22           priorities for natural, cultural, and physical
 
23           resources that need environmental protection for the
 

 
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 1           different regions of the State;
 
 2      (2)  Goals and objectives in accordance with identified
 
 3           needs;
 
 4      (3)  Statewide management and protection efforts and
 
 5           programs;
 
 6      (4)  Targeted areas of the State;
 
 7      (5)  Efforts to enter into environmental awareness projects
 
 8           that make effective use of cooperative advertising
 
 9           programs;
 
10      (6)  Measures of effectiveness for the authority's
 
11           promotional programs; and
 
12      (7)  Coordination of awareness plans of all similar
 
13           organizations receiving state funding prior to
 
14           finalization of the authority's environmental
 
15           protection plan.
 
16      (b)  In accordance with subsection (a), the authority shall
 
17 be responsible for developing measures of effectiveness to assess
 
18 the overall benefits and effectiveness of the environmental
 
19 protection plan and include documentation of the directly
 
20 attributable benefits of the plan to the following:
 
21      (1)  Hawaii's tourism industry;
 
22      (2)  Employment in Hawaii;
 
23      (3)  State taxes; and
 

 
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 1      (4)  The State's lesser known and underutilized
 
 2           destinations.
 
 3          -7  Environment-related activities.(a)  The authority
 
 4 may enter into contracts and agreements that include the
 
 5 following:
 
 6      (1)  Environmental protection, management, and maintenance;
 
 7      (2)  Environment-related research;
 
 8      (3)  Environmental enhancement and protection and
 
 9           acquisition of open space;
 
10      (4)  Promotion, development, and coordination of
 
11           environment-related activities and events;
 
12      (5)  Reduction of barriers to protecting the environment;
 
13      (6)  Environmental public information and educational
 
14           programs;
 
15      (7)  Programs to monitor and investigate complaints about
 
16           the problems resulting from the environmental
 
17           protection industry in the State; and
 
18      (8)  Any and all other activities necessary to carry out the
 
19           intent of this chapter.
 
20      (b)  The authority staff shall be responsible for monitoring
 
21 and facilitating any and all functions developed in accordance
 
22 with subsection (a).
 
23     PART II.  ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIAL FUND; EXEMPTIONS; REPORTS
 

 
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 1          -11  Environmental special fund.(a)  There is
 
 2 established in the state treasury the environmental special fund,
 
 3 into which shall be deposited:
 
 4      (1)  A portion of the revenues from any transient
 
 5           accommodations tax, as provided by section 237D-6.5;
 
 6           and
 
 7      (2)  Appropriations by the legislature to the tourism
 
 8           special fund; and 
 
 9      (3)  Gifts, grants, and other funds accepted by the
 
10           authority.
 
11      (b)  Moneys in the environmental special fund may be placed
 
12 in interest-bearing accounts or otherwise invested by the
 
13 authority until a time that the moneys may be needed.  All
 
14 interest accruing from the investment of these moneys shall be
 
15 credited to the environmental special fund.
 
16      (c)  Moneys in the environmental special fund shall be used
 
17 by the authority for the purposes of this chapter; provided that
 
18 not more than three per cent of this amount shall be used for
 
19 administrative expenses; provided further that of this amount the
 
20 sum of $15,000 shall be made available for a protocol fund to be
 
21 expended at the discretion of the executive director; provided
 
22 further that moneys in the environmental special fund shall be
 
23 used for the salaries and expenses of the office of environmental
 

 
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 1 quality established in section 341-3. 
 
 2          -12  Exemption of authority from taxation and Hawaii
 
 3 public procurement code.(a)  All revenues and receipts derived
 
 4 by the authority from any project or a project agreement or other
 
 5 agreement pertaining thereto shall be exempt from all state
 
 6 taxation.  Any right, title, and interest of the authority in any
 
 7 project shall also be exempt from all state taxation.  Except as
 
 8 otherwise provided by law, the interest of a qualified person or
 
 9 other user of a project or a project agreement or other
 
10 agreements related to a project shall not be exempt from taxation
 
11 to a greater extent than it would be if the costs of the project
 
12 were directly financed by the qualified person or user.
 
13      (b)  The authority shall not be subject to chapter 103D and
 
14 any and all other requirements of law for competitive bidding for
 
15 project agreements, construction contracts, lease and sublease
 
16 agreements, or other contracts unless a project agreement with
 
17 respect to a project otherwise shall require.
 
18          -13  Assistance by state and county agencies.  Any
 
19 state or county agency may render services upon request of the
 
20 authority.
 
21          -14  Declaration of public function, purpose, and
 
22 necessity.  The powers and functions granted to and exercised by
 
23 the Hawaii environmental authority under this chapter are
 

 
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 1 declared to be public and governmental functions, exercised for a
 
 2 public purpose, and matters of public necessity.
 
 3          -15  Court proceedings; preferences; venue.  Any action
 
 4 or proceeding to which the authority, the State, or the county
 
 5 may be a party, in which any question arises as to the validity
 
 6 of this chapter, shall be preferred over all other civil cases,
 
 7 except election cases, in any court of this State and shall be
 
 8 heard and determined in preference to all other civil cases
 
 9 pending therein except election cases, irrespective of position
 
10 on the calendar.  The same preference shall be granted upon
 
11 application of counsel to the authority in any action or
 
12 proceeding questioning the validity of this chapter in which the
 
13 authority may be allowed to intervene.  In addition to the
 
14 preference provided in this section, any action or proceeding to
 
15 which the authority, the State, or the county may be party, in
 
16 which any question arises as to the validity of this chapter or
 
17 any portion of this chapter, or any action of the authority may
 
18 be filed in the supreme court of the State, which court is hereby
 
19 vested with original jurisdiction over the action.
 
20 Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, declaratory
 
21 relief from the supreme court may be obtained for any action.
 
22          -16  Annual report.  The authority shall submit a
 
23 complete and detailed report of its activities, expenditures, and
 

 
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 1 results to the governor and the legislature at least twenty days
 
 2 prior to the convening of each regular session of the
 
 3 legislature."
 
 4      SECTION 3.  Chapter 341, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 5 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 6 read as follows:
 
 7      "341-     Hawaii environmental authority.  For the period
 
 8 beginning January 1, 2000, and for each year thereafter, the
 
 9 office of environmental quality shall provide assistance to the
 
10 Hawaii environmental authority established in section     -2."
 
11      SECTION 4.  Section 36-27, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
12 amended to read as follows:
 
13      "36-27  Transfers from special funds for central service
 
14 expenses.  Except as provided in this section, and
 
15 notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, from time to time
 
16 the director of finance, for the purpose of defraying the
 
17 prorated estimate of central service expenses of government in
 
18 relation to all special funds, except the:
 
19      (1)  Special summer school and intersession fund under
 
20           section 302A-1310;
 
21      (2)  School cafeteria special funds of the community
 
22           colleges and the department of education;
 
23      (3)  Special funds of the student housing, summer session,
 

 
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 1           college of continuing education and community service,
 
 2           campus center, Kau`iokahaloa Iki faculty housing
 
 3           development, and bookstores of the University of
 
 4           Hawaii;
 
 5      (4)  State educational facilities improvement special fund;
 
 6      (5)  Convention center capital special fund under section
 
 7           206X-10.5 and the convention center operations special
 
 8           fund under section 206X-10.6;
 
 9      (6)  Special funds established by section 206E-6;
 
10      (7)  Housing loan program revenue bond special fund;
 
11      (8)  Housing project bond special fund;
 
12      (9)  Aloha Tower fund created by section 206J-17;
 
13     (10)  Domestic violence prevention special fund under section
 
14           321-1.3;
 
15     (11)  Spouse and child abuse special account under section
 
16           346-7.5;
 
17     (12)  Spouse and child abuse special account under section
 
18           601-3.6;
 
19     (13)  Funds of the employees' retirement system created by
 
20           section 88-109;
 
21     (14)  Unemployment compensation fund established under
 
22           section 383-121;
 
23     (15)  Hawaii hurricane relief fund established under chapter
 

 
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 1           431P;
 
 2     (16)  The University of Hawaii tuition and fees special fund;
 
 3           and
 
 4     (17)  Division of community hospitals' special funds; [and]
 
 5     (18)  Tourism special fund established under section 201B-11;
 
 6           and
 
 7     (19)  Environmental special fund established under
 
 8           section   -11;
 
 9 shall deduct five per cent of all receipts of all other special
 
10 funds, which deduction shall be transferred to the general fund
 
11 of the State and become general realizations of the State.  All
 
12 officers of the State and other persons having power to allocate
 
13 or disburse any special funds shall cooperate with the director
 
14 in effecting these transfers.  To determine the proper revenue
 
15 base upon which the central service assessment is to be
 
16 calculated, the director shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91
 
17 for the purpose of suspending or limiting the application of the
 
18 central service assessment of any fund.  No later than twenty
 
19 days prior to the convening of each regular session of the
 
20 legislature, the director shall report all central service
 
21 assessments made during the preceding fiscal year."
 
22      SECTION 5.  Section 36-30, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
23 amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
 

 
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 1      "(a)  Each special fund, except the:
 
 2      (1)  Transportation use special fund established by section
 
 3           261D-1;
 
 4      (2)  Special summer school and intersession fund under
 
 5           section 302A-1310;
 
 6      (3)  School cafeteria special funds of the community
 
 7           colleges, and the department of education;
 
 8      (4)  Special funds of the student housing, summer session,
 
 9           college of continuing education and community service,
 
10           campus center, Kau`iokahaloa Iki faculty housing
 
11           development and bookstores of the University of Hawaii;
 
12      (5)  State educational facilities improvement special fund;
 
13      (6)  Special funds established by section 206E-6;
 
14      (7)  Aloha Tower fund created by section 206J-17;
 
15      (8)  Domestic violence prevention special fund under section
 
16           321-1.3;
 
17      (9)  Spouse and child abuse special account under section
 
18           346-7.5;
 
19     (10)  Spouse and child abuse special account under section
 
20           601-3.6;
 
21     (11)  Funds of the employees' retirement system created by
 
22           section 88-109;
 
23     (12)  Unemployment compensation fund established under
 

 
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 1           section 383-121;
 
 2     (13)  Hawaii hurricane relief fund established under chapter
 
 3           431P;
 
 4     (14)  Convention center capital special fund established
 
 5           under section 206X-10.5 and the convention center
 
 6           operations special fund established under section
 
 7           206X-10.6;
 
 8     (15)  The University of Hawaii tuition and fees special fund; 
 
 9     (16)  Division of community hospitals' special funds; [and]
 
10     (17)  Tourism special fund established under section 201B-11;
 
11           and
 
12     (18)  Environmental special fund established under
 
13           section   -11;
 
14 shall be responsible for its pro rata share of the administrative
 
15 expenses incurred by the department responsible for the
 
16 operations supported by the special fund concerned."
 
17      SECTION 6.  Section 237-6.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
18 amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
 
19      "(b)  [For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1994, and for
 
20 each fiscal year thereafter, until December 31, 1998, revenues
 
21 collected under this chapter shall be distributed as follows:
 
22      (1)  One-sixth of the revenues collected under this chapter
 
23           shall be deposited into the convention center capital
 

 
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 1           special fund established under section 206X-10.5;
 
 2      (2)  Of the remaining revenues, five per cent shall be
 
 3           retained by the State; and
 
 4      (3)  Of the remainder, Kauai county shall receive 14.5 per
 
 5           cent; Hawaii county shall receive 18.6 per cent; city
 
 6           and county of Honolulu shall receive 44.1 per cent; and
 
 7           Maui county shall receive 22.8 per cent.]
 
 8      Beginning on January 1, 1999, until December 31, 1999,
 
 9 revenues collected under this chapter shall be distributed as
 
10 follows:
 
11      (1)  17.3 per cent of the revenues collected under this
 
12           chapter shall be deposited into the convention center
 
13           capital special fund established under section
 
14           206X-10.5;
 
15      (2)  37.9 per cent of the revenues collected under this
 
16           chapter shall be deposited into the tourism special
 
17           fund established under section 201B-11;
 
18      (3)  44.8 per cent of the revenues collected under this
 
19           chapter shall be transferred as follows:  Kauai county
 
20           shall receive 14.5 per cent; Hawaii county shall
 
21           receive 18.6 per cent, city and county of Honolulu
 
22           shall receive 44.1 per cent, and Maui county shall
 
23           receive 22.8 per cent.
 

 
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 1      Beginning on January 1, 2000, revenues collected under this
 
 2 chapter shall be distributed as follows:
 
 3      (1)  17.3 per cent of the revenues collected under this
 
 4           chapter shall be deposited into the convention center
 
 5           capital special fund established under section
 
 6           206X-10.5;
 
 7      (2)  18.95 per cent of the revenues collected under this
 
 8           chapter shall be deposited into the tourism special
 
 9           fund established under section 201B-11;
 
10      (3)  18.95 per cent of the revenues collected under this
 
11           chapter shall be deposited into the environmental
 
12           special fund established under section    -11;
 
13      (4)  44.8 per cent of the revenues collected under this
 
14           chapter shall be transferred as follows:  Kauai county
 
15           shall receive 14.5 per cent; Hawaii county shall
 
16           receive 18.6 per cent, city and county of Honolulu
 
17           shall receive 44.1 per cent, and Maui county shall
 
18           receive 22.8 per cent.
 
19      All transient accommodations taxes shall be paid into the
 
20 state treasury each month within ten days after collection, and
 
21 shall be kept by the state director of finance in special
 
22 accounts for distribution as provided in this subsection."
 
23      SECTION 7.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 

 
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 1 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 2      SECTION 8.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval,
 
 3 provided that section 6 shall take effect on January 1, 2000.
 
 4 
 
 5                              INTRODUCED BY:______________________