HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2517

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to environmental fines.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 210D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"210D-   Community environmental rehabilitation special fund. (a) There is established in the state treasury a community rehabilitation special fund.

(b) The following moneys shall be deposited in the community environmental rehabilitation special fund:

(1) Ten per cent of all moneys received by the State as payment for fines or penalties for environmental violations assessed by the State;

(2) Any appropriation by the legislature into the community environmental rehabilitation special fund;

(3) Any gift, grant, or donation made to the community environmental rehabilitation special fund; and

(4) Any interest earned on sums deposited in the community environmental rehabilitation special fund.

(c) The department shall expend moneys contained in the community environmental rehabilitation special fund to restore, improve, or rehabilitate communities affected by the environmental violations from which the funds were generated.

210D-   Administration of the community environmental rehabilitation special fund. The department may adopt rules and procedures pursuant to chapter 91 to administer the community environmental rehabilitation special fund."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Environmental Violations; Fines; Penalties; Special Fund

 

Description:

Establishes a special fund to collect and administer ten per cent of moneys received for fines and penalties assessed from environmental violations for rehabilitation projects.

 

 

 

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