HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2004

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to cable television systems.

 

 

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

 


     SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to:

     (1)  Delete the requirement that the department of commerce and consumer affairs conduct annual financial audits of the access organization because the access organization is already required to submit an annual financial audit; and

     (2)  Remove the sunset provision in Act 19, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011, thereby permanently allowing the director of commerce and consumer affairs to designate an access organization to oversee public, educational, and governmental channels.

     SECTION 2.  Section 440G-8.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (h) to read as follows:

     "(h)  The department shall conduct an annual management [and financial] audit of the access organization designated under this section."

     SECTION 3.  Act 19, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011, is amended by amending section 4 to read as follows:

     "SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2011[; provided that this Act shall be repealed on June 30, 2014, and section 440G-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be reenacted in the form in which it read on the day prior to the effective date of this Act]."

     SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.

     SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect on June 29, 2014.


 


 

Report Title:

Cable Television Systems; Access Organizations; Public Educational, and Governmental Channels

 

Description:

Removes the requirement that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs conduct annual financial audits of the access organization because it is duplicative. Removes the sunset provision in Act 19, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011, thereby permanently allowing the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to designate an access organization to oversee public, educational, and governmental channels.  Effective June 29, 2014.  (HB2004 HD1)

 

 

 

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