Water Resource Management Fund

Establishes a special fund to be known as the water resource
management fund under the jurisdiction of the commission on water
resource management for water resource management programs and
activities. (HD1)

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

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 174C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately
 3 designated and to read as follows:
 4      "174C-    Water resource management fund.  (a)  There is
 5 established in the state treasury a special fund to be designated
 6 as the water resource management fund.  The fund shall be
 7 administered by the commission.  The water resource management
 8 fund shall be used for the following purposes:
 9      (1)  Monitoring programs and activities concerning water
10           resource quality, protection, and management;
11      (2)  Research programs and activities concerning water
12           conservation and investigation of alternative sources
13           of water;
14      (3)  Preparation and dissemination of information to the
15           public concerning activities authorized under this
16           chapter;
17      (4)  Data collection, development, and updating of long-
18           range planning documents authorized under this chapter;
19           and

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 1      (5)  Any other protection, management, operational, or
 2           maintenance functions authorized and deemed necessary
 3           by the commission, including but not limited to funding
 4           permanent or temporary staff positions.
 5      (b)  The following shall be deposited into the water
 6 resource management fund:
 7      (1)  Appropriations by the legislature to the water resource
 8           management fund;
 9      (2)  All fees and administrative charges collected under
10           this chapter or any rule adopted thereunder;
11      (3)  Moneys collected as fines or penalties imposed under
12           this chapter or any rule adopted thereunder;
13      (4)  Moneys derived from public and private sources to
14           benefit water resource protection and management;
15      (5)  Any moneys collected from the sale of retail items by
16           the department related to water resources;
17      (6)  Any other moneys collected pursuant to chapter 174C;
18           and
19      (7)  Moneys derived from interest, dividend, or other income
20           from the sources identified in paragraphs (1) through

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 1           (6)."
 2      SECTION 2.  There is appropriated out of the water
 3 resource management fund the sum of $25,000 or so much thereof as
 4 may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001 for the purposes of
 5 the water resource management fund.
 6      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 7      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000.