REPORT TITLE:
Geographic Information Systems


DESCRIPTION:
Establishes a special fund to help support the operation and
maintenance of the Statewide Planning and Geographic Information
System, and enables the Office of Planning to charge fees for
spatial analysis services.  (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 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to establish a
 
 2 special fund to help support the operation and maintenance of the
 
 3 statewide planning and geographic information system and to
 
 4 enable the office of planning to charge fees for spatial analysis
 
 5 services.
 
 6      SECTION 2.  Chapter 225M, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 7 amended by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated
 
 8 and to read as follows:
 
 9      "225M-    Statewide planning and geographic information
 
10 system special fund.  (a)  There is established in the state
 
11 treasury the statewide planning and geographic information system
 
12 special fund, into which shall be deposited:
 
13      (1)  Moneys collected as fees for geographic information
 
14           system services rendered;
 
15      (2)  Moneys directed, allocated, or disbursed to the
 
16           statewide planning and geographic information system
 
17           program from other government agencies or private
 
18           sources to help support the acquisition of hardware,
 
19           software, and databases;
 

 
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 1      (3)  Moneys collected as fees for the convenience of
 
 2           obtaining data and products via the Internet; and
 
 3      (4)  Moneys directed, allocated, or disbursed to the
 
 4           statewide planning and geographic information system
 
 5           program from non-state sources, including but not
 
 6           limited to grants, awards, and donations.
 
 7      (b)  The statewide planning and geographic information
 
 8 system special fund shall be used to help defray the costs of the
 
 9 following:
 
10      (1)  Programs and activities to implement this chapter,
 
11           including the provision of state funds to match federal
 
12           funds from the United States Geological Survey or other
 
13           federal departments; and
 
14      (2)  Operating costs of the system, including compensation
 
15           of staff and acquisition and maintenance of hardware or
 
16           software necessary to implement this chapter.
 
17      (c)  Investment earnings credited to the assets of the fund
 
18 shall become a part of the assets of the fund.
 
19      225M-    Fees for statewide geographic information system
 
20 services.  The office of planning may charge fees for statewide
 
21 geographic information system services.  All fees collected for
 
22 geographic information system analyses and other related services
 
23 shall be deposited into the statewide planning and geographic
 

 
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 1 information system special fund.  The office shall adopt rules
 
 2 setting fees for geographic information system services."
 
 3      SECTION 3.  There is appropriated out of the statewide
 
 4 planning and geographic information system special fund the sum
 
 5 of $          , or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal
 
 6 year 2000-200l, to be expended for the purposes of the statewide
 
 7 planning and geographic information system special fund.
 
 8      SECTION 4.  The sum appropriated shall be expended by the
 
 9 office of planning for the purposes of this Act.
 
10      SECTION 5.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
11      SECTION 6.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval;
 
12 provided that section 3 shall take effect on July 1, 2000.