Ceded Land Inventory

Requires the auditor to coordinate the resolution of public land
trust issues.  Requires the joint committee and auditor to submit
a report to the legislature prior to the 2000 regular session.

THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           2108
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  (a)  The auditor shall coordinate the resolution
 2 of the issues and controversies surrounding the public land trust
 3 by:
 4      (1)  Facilitating the identification of those lands within
 5           the public land trust and their assets and natural
 6           resources, including mineral rights, water rights,
 7           submerged lands, and air space; and
 8      (2)  With the cooperation of the department of land and
 9           natural resources, the office of Hawaiian affairs, and
10           any other state agency and department that uses or
11           manages those lands within the public land trust,
12           completing a comprehensive inventory and mapping
13           database of all lands within the public land trust and
14           currently subject to section 5(f) of the Admission Act.
15           The inventory shall include:
16           (A)  Identification of fast land parcels by tax map key
17                number;
18           (B)  Identification of submerged lands;
19           (C)  Identification of all natural resources and other

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 1                appurtenances to the public land trust and to
 2                lands subject to section 5(f) of the Admission
 3                Act;
 4           (D)  Identification of the agency that has legal
 5                jurisdiction of each parcel;
 6           (E)  Land use and zoning designations;
 7           (F)  Program uses (if any);
 8           (G)  Terms of any leases or other dispositions; and
 9           (H)  Revenues generated by amount, category, and
10                source.
11      (b)  The department of land and natural resources shall
12 comply with the auditor's request for any information and
13 services pertinent to the completion of the inventory.
14      (c)  In complying with the requirements of this section, the
15 auditor shall be exempt from chapters 76, 77, and 103D, Hawaii
16 Revised Statutes.
17      (d)  The auditor shall submit:
18      (1)  A progress report to the legislature no later than
19           twenty days prior to the convening of the regular
20           session of 2001; and
21      (2)  A final report to the legislature by December 31, 2001,
22           containing the completed inventory.
23      SECTION 2.  There is appropriated out of the general

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 1 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $500,000, or so much
 2 thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001, for the
 3 activities identified in section 1 of this Act; provided that no
 4 funds shall be expended unless separately matched on a dollar-
 5 for-dollar basis by the office of Hawaiian affairs.
 6      The sum appropriated shall be expended by the office of the
 7 auditor for the purposes of this Act.
 8      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000.
10                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________