REPORT TITLE:
Harbors


DESCRIPTION:
Excludes Piers 1 and 2 at Fort Armstrong from the Kakaako
community development district. (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO HARBORS.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that the continuing
 
 2 expansion of the cruise ship industry has the potential to
 
 3 contribute significantly to Hawaii tourism.  With the
 
 4 announcement in early 1999 of the construction of two new cruise
 
 5 ships for Hawaii waters, and an option to build a third, the
 
 6 State stands to gain substantially in its share of the cruise
 
 7 market.  The first of these ships is expected to be in service
 
 8 early in 2003, and the second the following year.
 
 9      The legislature also finds that a report commissioned by the
 
10 department of transportation and released in March 1999,
 
11 recommends investments of $54,000,000 over the next five years,
 
12 and an additional $43,000,000 through 2020 to improve passenger
 
13 terminals at eight Hawaii ports, making them more receptive to
 
14 cruise ships and their passengers.  At stake is the development
 
15 of an industry that could contribute $1,600,000,000, and over
 
16 10,000 jobs to the State's economy by 2020.
 
17      The legislature further finds that balancing the needs of
 
18 tourism services and working cargo facilities is an important
 
19 component to the development of ports that can support both
 

 
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 1 industries.  
 
 2      In Honolulu, Piers 1 and 2 at Fort Armstrong include vital
 
 3 and unique maritime cargo facilities that cannot be relocated and
 
 4 would be prohibitively expensive to duplicate.  Piers 1 and 2, as
 
 5 well as access roads and backup lands to these piers, must be
 
 6 protected and preserved:  to ensure safe and navigable turning
 
 7 basins, channels, and approaches to berths; to allow for
 
 8 upgrading of existing cargo handling facilities; to expand and
 
 9 improve these facilities consistent with the predicted growth of
 
10 future cargo requirements; and for the safe and effective
 
11 berthing of major cargo vessels.
 
12      The purpose of this Act is to change the boundaries of the
 
13 Kakaako community development district to exclude Pier 1 and Pier
 
14 2 at Fort Armstrong.
 
15      SECTION 2.  Section 206E-32, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
16 amended to read as follows:
 
17      "206E-32  District; established, boundaries.  The Kakaako
 
18 community development district is established.  The district
 
19 shall include that area bounded by:  King Street; Piikoi Street
 
20 from its intersection with King Street to Ala Moana Boulevard;
 
21 Ala Moana Boulevard, inclusive, from Piikoi Street to its
 
22 intersection with the Ewa boundary of Ala Moana Park, also
 
23 identified as the Ewa boundary of tax map key 2-3-37:01; the Ewa
 

 
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 1 boundary of tax map key 2-3-37:01 from its intersection with Ala
 
 2 Moana Boulevard to the shoreline; the shoreline from its
 
 3 intersection with the property line representing the Ewa boundary
 
 4 of property identified by tax map key 2-3-37:01 to the [property
 
 5 line between Pier 2 and Pier 4; the property line between Pier 2
 
 6 and Pier 4 from its intersection with the shoreline to Ala Moana
 
 7 Boulevard; Ala Moana Boulevard from its intersection with the
 
 8 property line between lands identified by Pier 2 and Pier 4]
 
 9 Keawe drainage canal; the Keawe drainage canal, inclusive, from
 
10 its intersection with the shoreline to Keawe Street; Keawe
 
11 Street, inclusive, from Keawe drainage canal to its intersection
 
12 with Ala Moana Boulevard, except for that parcel of land
 
13 identified as tax map key 2-21-15:44; Ala Moana Boulevard,
 
14 inclusive, from its intersection with Keawe Street to Punchbowl
 
15 Street; and Punchbowl Street to its intersection with King
 
16 Street.
 
17      The district shall also include that parcel of land
 
18 identified by tax map key 2-1-14:16, situated mauka of Pier 6 and
 
19 Pier 7 and makai of Nimitz Highway, being the site for the
 
20 existing Hawaiian Electric power plant and related facilities."
 
21      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
22 New statutory material is underscored.
 
23      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect July 1, 2000.