Authorizes the department of agriculture to establish and assess
fees for aquatic animal and plant health diagnostic services, and
purchase items or services relating to aquaculture planning,
disease management, and the marketing of seafood products.
Establishes the aquaculture development special fund.
Appropriates funds.  (SB2745 HD2)

THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                H.D. 2
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 141, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 2 by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated and to
 3 read as follows:
 4      "141-    Fees for aquaculture services.  The department of
 5 agriculture may establish and assess fees pursuant to chapter 91
 6 for:
 7      (1)  Aquatic animal and plant health diagnostic services;
 8           and
 9      (2)  Any items or expert services purchased from the
10           department related to aquaculture planning, disease
11           management, and the marketing of seafood products;
12 provided that the assessment of these fees does not violate any
13 other provision of this chapter.
14      141-    Aquaculture development special fund.  (a)  There
15 is established in the state treasury the aquaculture development
16 special fund into which shall be deposited:
17      (1)  Appropriations from the legislature;
18      (2)  Moneys collected as fees for special microbiological
19           and histological procedures and expert aquaculture-
20           related services;

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 1      (3)  Moneys collected from the sale of any item related to
 2           aquaculture development that is purchased from the
 3           department;
 4      (4)  Moneys directed to the aquaculture development program
 5           from any other sources, including but not limited to
 6           grants, gifts, and awards; and
 7      (5)  Moneys derived from interest, dividend, or other income
 8           from the above sources.
 9      (b)  Moneys in the aquaculture development special fund
10 shall be used to:
11      (1)  Implement the aquatic disease management programs and
12           activities of the department, including provision of
13           state funds to match federal grants; and
14      (2)  Support research and development programs and
15           activities relating to the expansion of the state
16           aquaculture industry.  Research and development
17           programs and activities funded under this paragraph may
18           be conducted by department personnel or through
19           contracts with the University of Hawaii or other
20           qualified persons."
21      SECTION 2.  There is appropriated out of the aquaculture
22 development special fund the sum of $30,000 or so much thereof as
23 may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001 to carry out the
24 purposes of the aquaculture development special fund.

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 1      SECTION 3.  The sum appropriated shall be expended by the
 2 department of agriculture for the purposes of this Act.
 3      SECTION 4.  New statutory material is underscored.
 4      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000.