HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2189

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the animal quarantine special fund.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 142-28.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["142-28.5 Animal quarantine special fund. There is established the animal quarantine special fund to be administered by the board of agriculture. Moneys received by the board of agriculture from:

(1) Fees for the quarantine of cats, dogs, and other carnivores pursuant to this chapter;

(2) Moneys received for the use of animal quarantine property or facilities pursuant to section 142-3.5; or

(3) State appropriations or other moneys made available,

shall be deposited into the special fund. All interest earned or accrued on moneys deposited in the special fund shall become part of the special fund. Moneys in the special fund shall be expended to cover all costs of quarantine but not limited to the costs of salaries, fringe benefits, operating expenses, including the defraying of quarantine fees, equipment, motor vehicles, contract with any qualified person or entity for animal care services, operation and maintenance of the quarantine station, and promotional expenses. A reserve shall be appropriated and maintained in the special fund to cover contingency costs, including but not limited to accrued vacation leave, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation."]

SECTION 2. The director of finance shall transfer all unexpended and unencumbered balances remaining as of July 1, 2014, in the animal quarantine special fund established by section 142-28.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to the credit of the general fund. Additionally, any revenues scheduled to be paid into the animal quarantine special fund after July 1, 2014, shall be paid to the credit of the general fund.

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $        or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 to cover all costs of animal quarantine including, but not limited to, the costs of salaries, fringe benefits, operating expenses, defrayed quarantine fees, equipment, motor vehicles, contracts with any qualified person or entities for animal care services, operation and maintenance of the quarantine station, and promotional expenses.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of agriculture for the purposes of this Act.

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

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Animal Quarantine Special Fund

 

Description:

Repeals the animal quarantine special fund. Specifies that all unexpended and unencumbered funds remaining in the animal quarantine special fund as of July 1, 2014, lapse to the general fund. Appropriates funds to continue animal quarantine services. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

 

 

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