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1960-1969

A brief summary of laws enacted by the State of Hawaii Legislature relating to aviation and airports in Hawaii.

A brief summary of laws enacted by the State of Hawaii Legislature relating to aviation and airports in Hawaii.

Act

Date Signed by Governor

Title

Purpose

14

10 May 1960 

An Act Amending Act 245, SLH 1959, Relating to Requirements of Bidding of All Licenses, Permits, Leases and Other Agreements Whereby a Governmental Agency Rents to Private Persons the Right to Operate concession for Profits. (SB 240) 

Amends Section 1 of Act 245 to read: “No concessions or concession space to sell goods, wares, merchandise and services or to operate restaurants, cocktail lounges, soda fountains and parking area in any building or on any land owned or under the jurisdiction of the State or any county or any independent board, commission bureau or agency of the State or of the various counties, except concessions or space for a taxi or other ground transportation services at airports other than Honolulu International Airport, concessions or space for lei vendors, airline operations and coin operated vending machines, but not including coin operated insurance vending machines, and except also concessions or space set aside without any charge or for the use of handicapped persons, or blind persons . . . except under contract let after public advertisement for sealed tenders in the manner provided by law.” 

23 

11 May 1960  

An Act Relating to Public Improvements. (SB 38) 

Appropriates CIP funds for airports as follows:

General Lyman Field, $300,000—land acquisition and planning for runway extension.

Kona Airport relocation, $50,000—study and recommendations.

Kona Airport, $50,000—Parking area and waiting room expansion.

Hilo Airport, $33,000—Plans for jet terminal for passengers and cargoes.

Lihue Airport, $256,000—Improvements. 

125 

17 June 1961 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of the General Revenues and Appropriating Expenses from Other sources for the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1962. (HB 39) 

Appropriates $1.7 million for aeronautics administration and $1.3 million for operations and maintenance, to be funded by special funds. 

192 

13 July 1961 

An Act Relating to Airports and Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds Therefor. (SB 901) 

Authorizes the state to issue $4 million in general obligation bonds for the completion of airport terminal buildings, concourse and landscaping and construction of necessary maintenance buildings. 

195 

13 July 1961 

An Act Relating to Public Improvements. (SB 1) 

Appropriates CIP funds for airports as follows:

Lanai Airport, $35,000

General Lyman Field, $300,000, for extension of Runway 8-26 to accommodate jet service.

Kalaupapa Airfield, $10,000—repave access road and auto parking area.

Hana Airport, $20,000—Reconstruct water system. 

14 May 1962 

An Act Amending Act 245, SLH 1959, as Amended, Relating to Concessions on Public Property. (SB 99) 

In order to ensure that all of the concessions at the new HNL will be awarded in a fair and equitable manner providing the most favorable returns to the state, and to ensure that all of the concessions will be in operation when the new airport is completed, Act 245 SLH 1959 was amended to exclude bidding requirements for the operation of ground transportation services, lei vendors, airline and aircraft operations, coin-operated vending machines, except coin-operated insurance vending machines, for operations of concessions set aside without any charge, for operations of concessions for the use of handicapped persons or blind persons, for operations of concession of any department, bureau, organization or municipal or political subdivision of the federal, state, municipal or county government, and for operation of concessions on permits revocable on notice of 30 days or less. 

23 

21 May 1962 

An Act to Amend Section 123-3 9a) (2) of the RLH 1955, as Amended, Relating to Aviation Fuels. (SB 55) 

Reduced the aviation fuel tax to 1 cent per gallon effective when SB 97 1962 is approved. 

24 

21 May 1962 

An Act Amending Sections 15-10 (b), 15-10 (c), 15-10 (d), 15-12 (a) and 15-12 (c), Revised Laws of Hawaii 1955, Providing for Expenditures of Airport Revenues. (SB 97) 

Amends Sections 15 by providing that the department of transportation may establish the terms and conditions of the contract, lease, license, or other services or things granted, conferred or made available for the purpose of meeting the expenditures set forth in RLH 1955, as amended, which includes expenditures for capital improvement projects approved by the Legislature. Also gives the department of transportation the ability to fix and regulate, reasonable landing fees for aircraft and other reasonable charges for the use and enjoyment of the airports and the services and facilities furnished by the DOT. 

25 

23 May 1962 

An Act Pertaining to the Establishment of the Hawaii Aeronautics Law. (SB 94) 

A new section was added to Chapter 104, RLH 1955 relating to certificates for public convenience and necessity for air carriers.

30 

29 May 1962 

An Act Relating to Public Improvements. (SB 1) 

Appropriates CIP funds for airports:

Seaward Jet Runway l-28, HNL, $100,000—preliminary engineering and cost estimates.

Kahului Airport, Clear Zone Hazard Removal, $160,000.

Kahului Airport T-Hangars, $10,000.

Lanai Airport land acquisition and construction of runway extension, $100,000.

Lihue Airport Additional Terminal Facilities, $50,000.

Lihue Airport T-Hangars, $10,000. 

147 

3 June 1963 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the Taxation of Public Utilities, Motor Carriers and Contract Carriers.  (HB 57)

Adds a new section to 126-5 to read:

“There shall be levied and assessed upon each airline, each motor carrier, and each contract carrier other than a motor carrier, a tax of 3 ½ per cent of its gross income each year from such airline, motor carrier or contract carrier business.  The tax by this action is a means of taxing the personal property of the airline or other carrier, tangible and intangible, including going concern value, and is in lieu of the tax imposed by chapter 117 but is not in lieu of any other tax.” 

201 

5 June 1963 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements and Financing. (HB 1) 

Provides CIP appropriations for airports as follows:

General Lyman Field, $38,000--Five-stall Fire & Rescue Building.

General Lyman Field, $110,000, repairs and renovations.

Kahului Airport, $113,560—restaurant, general landscaping and improvement of parking area.

Kahului Airport, $111,440—Installation of Runway and Taxiway lights.

Kahului Airport, $32,000—Four Stall Fire & Rescue Building.

Lanai Airport, $25,000—Extension of existing runway.

Lihue Airport Master Plan, $10,000.

Lihue Airport, $55,665—sewer system construction.

Hanalei, $60,000—general aviation landing strip. 

202 

5 June 1963 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of the General Revenues and Approving Expenditures From Other sources for the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1964. (HB 2) 

Appropriates $3,670,116 out of the Airport Special Fund for the administration, operations and maintenance of the State Airport System. 

50 

1 May 1964 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of the General Revenues & Approving Expenses from Other Sources for the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1965. (HB 2) 

Appropriates $1.8 million for airports administration and $2.3 million for operations and maintenance.  Includes 11 positions for administration and 188 for operations and maintenance. 

52 

1 May 1964 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements and Financing. (SB 2) 

CIP Projects Approved:

HNL, $336,000—Four stall fire & Rescue Building

Kunia General Aviation Field, Oahu, $370,000

HNL, $215,533, Completion of roads and utilities in Pam Am service area and construction of concession booth.

General Lyman Field, $26,000—right of way acquisition for runway and taxiway work.

Molokai Airport, $65,000—plans for the reconstruction and enlargement of airport.

Lanai Airport, $601,000—Extension of Runway 3-21 to 5,000x150 feet.

Lihue Airport, $40,000—Construction of covered passageways, curbs and adjustment of roads, taxiway to light plane hangars. 

54

2 May 1964 

A Bill for an Act to Provide a Differential to Public Officers and Employees Required to Perform Hazardous Fire-Fighting Duties in Addition to Their Regular Work Assignments.   (SB 164) 

Allows any employee of the airports division of the DOT who is assigned to perform fire or crash duties in addition to his/her regular assignment to receive a monthly differential of $25 per month. This differential will be paid to all employees who are trained for fire and crash duties and who are expected to stand-by and participate in the event of any emergency. Effective July 1, 1964. 

99 

1 June 1965 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of the General Revenues & Appropriating Expenses from Other Sources for the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1966.  (HB 144) 

Appropriates $2.1 million for airports administration and $3.5 million for operations and maintenance. Includes 21 positions for administration and 201.5 positions for operations and maintenance.

140 

16 June 1965 

A Bill for an Act Providing for Airport Zoning and the Repeal of Chapter 17, RLH 1955. (HB 1171) 

Creates a new chapter in the HRS relating to airport zoning. 

195 

28 June 1965 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements and Financing. (SB 190) 

Appropriates CIP funds for airport improvements:

HNL, $1,629,700 for additions to customs inspection building and inter0island terminal; elevated concourse from waiting lobby building to foreign arrivals to new aircraft parking; additional aircraft parking and taxiway widening to relieve overcrowded conditions, and locker room facilities for VIP employees.

HNL, $250,000—Master Plan Update.

HNL, $750,000—Engineering study and plans for new runway seaward of present Runway 8-26.

Kahului Airport, $1,000,000—continuing land acquisition for clearing of hazard zone.

Molokai Airport, $310,000—Grading, installation of drains and reconstruction and strengthening of Runway 5-23.

Hana Airport, $22,500—Plans for extension of runway and other improvements.

Lahaina General Aviation Airport, $22,500—Feasibility studies and plans.

General Lyman Field, $608,400—Installation of blast surfacing and taxiway parallel to jet runway; strengthening and widening of existing aircraft parking ramp; construction of 6 unit T-hangars and connecting taxiways to accommodate intercontinental jet aircraft.

Kona Airport, $50,000—Construction of improvements including runway, terminal and other facilities.

Keahole Airport, $80,000—Plans for new airport at Keahole.

Lihue Airport, $30,000—Incremental construction of improvements and ground transportation facilities. 

201 

28 June 1965 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Taxation. (HB 1090) 

Amends Section 119-1 of RLH 1955 as follows: “(6) the leasing or renting of any aircraft or the keeping of any aircraft solely for leasing or renting to lessees or renters using such aircraft as a public utility as defined in chapter 104.”

Amends Section 119-3 of RLH 1955 as follows: (f) The tax imposed by this chapter shall not apply to any use or consumption of aircraft the transfer of which aircraft to, or the acquisition of which by, the person so using or consuming the same or the rental for the use of such aircraft, has actually been or actually is taxed under chapter 117.” 

8

30 March 1965 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of the General Revenues & Approving Expenditures from Other Sources for FY Ending 30 June 1967. (HB 199) 

Appropriates $2.383 million for airport operations and maintenance. 

38 

27 April 1966 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements and Financing. (SB 108) 

Appropriates:

Statewide Airport Planning, $60,000.

Automobile Parking Meters at Neighbor Island Airports, $54,000.

HNL, 859,000—Extension of east and west parking aprons and taxiways Y and K, paving, and drainage systems for ramp and fire station roads, expansion of ticket lobby building and mezzanine floor office spaces, alterations & expansion of parking facilities for airline ramp equipment & air cargo building for air freight forwarders.

Kona Airport, $100,000—Runway extension.

Hilo Airport, $75,000—terminal improvements.

Lihue Airport, $130,000—Improvements to maintenance area and construction of combination fire rescue and maintenance building and security fencing. 

212 

4 June 1967

A Bill for an Act Relating to the Civil Air Patrol and Amending Section 15-11 of the RLH 1955. (HB 937) 

Provides the sum of $30,000 annually from the airport revenue fund for the expenses of the Hawaii Wing, CAP. 

54 

11 May 1967 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of the General Revenues and Approving Expenses from Other Sources.  (HB 2)

Appropriates $5,941,934 for the administration, operations and maintenance of the State Airport System from the Airport Special Fund. 

217 

5 June 1967 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements and Financing. (SB 1) 

Appropriation for CIP Projects:

Research & advance planning of airfield and terminal facilities, $10,000.

Kalaupapa Airport, $10,000—installation of 3-inch waterline from existing settlement line to airport terminal building.

Lihue Airport, $791,000—Plans for widening of existing runway, land acquisition, extension to present runway;, holding aprons, parallel taxiway and other improvements.

Kahului Airport, $1,669,000—Construction of drainage facilities, pavement and other improvements, including plans for extension of runway 2-20 to 10,500 feet to accommodate jets.

HNL, $10,780,000—Construction of improvements to HNL.

Burns Field, $20,000—Motor Vehicle Testing and Recreation Facilities.

Kona Airport, $180,000—Expansion, improvements and alterations of terminal building and parking lot.

Molokai Airport, $46,000—Construction of miscellaneous improvements to existing terminal building, including covered walkways.

Lanai Airport, $91,000—Construction of taxiway turnarounds and runway lights and airport beacon.

Kamuela Airport, $130,000—Expansion of terminal building, additional auto parking and aircraft apron areas, and construction of a small plane hangar.

Kahului Airport, $95,000—Construction of an Air Cargo Building.

General Lyman Field, $150,000—Plans for new terminal complex.

General Lyman Field, $150,000—Expansion of parking lot, alteration of terminal building and lighting improvements including related equipment. 

20 

20 April 1968 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Aeronautics and amending Chapter 15, RLH 1955, as Amended.  (SB 444)

The department of transportation is presently negotiating a four-year airport use charge formula commencing July 1, 1968, for HNL with its lessees, the principal overseas and interisland commercial air carriers serving the States.  In the event the department is unable to negotiate a satisfactory formula with the airlines which will assure the orderly development of the statewide system of airports on a financially sound basis, it will have to resort to a provision in the lease document which permits it to establish landing fees by means of laws, including rules and regulations, in existence on July 1, 1968.”

 

Act 20 of the RLH 1955 was amended by the 1968 Legislature as follows:

“15-10 (b) All moneys received by the department of transportation from rents, fees and other charges pursuant to this chapter shall be paid into the airport revenue fund. All such moneys paid into the airport revenue fund and all tax collections paid into the state airport fund, created by section 129-11, shall be expended by the department for the statewide system of airports, including the construction of airports and air navigation facilities approved  by the legislature, including acquisition of real property and interests therein; and for operation and maintenance of airports and air navigation facilities; and for the payment of indebtedness heretofore or hereafter incurred by the department, or its predecessor, the Hawaii aeronautics commission, for any of the purposes herein; and for the other purposes of this chapter.  The department shall generate sufficient revenues from its airport properties to meet all of the expenditures of the statewide system of airports.”

           

The last paragraph of section 15-12(a), RLH 1955, was amended as follows:

“Except as otherwise provided in this section, in each case mentioned in paragraphs (1), (2), (3) and (4), the department of transportation may establish the terms and conditions of the contract, lease, license or other arrangement and may fix the charges, rentals or fees for the privileges, services, or things granted, conferred, or made available, for the purpose of meeting the expenditures of the statewide system of airports set forth in section 15-10(b), which includes expenditures for capital improvement projects approved by the legislature.  Such charges shall be reasonable and uniform for the same class of privilege, service or thing.”

           

Section 15-12(c) was amended as follows:

“15-12(c)  Miscellaneous fees and charges.  The department of transportation may fix and regulate, from time to time, reasonable landing fees for aircraft and other reasonable charges for the use and enjoyment of the airports and the services and facilities furnished by the department of transportation in connection therewith, including the establishment of a statewide landing fee which may vary among different classes of users such as foreign carriers, domestic carriers, interisland carriers, air taxi operators and such other classes as my be determined by the director of transportation, for the purpose of meeting the expenditures of the statewide system of airports set forth in section 15-10(b), which includes expenditures for capital improvement projects approved by the legislature.”  

40 

8 May 1968 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements and Financing. (SB 30)

Appropriates funds for CIP:

Airport Planning Statewide, $140,000—Detailed long range master plans for Keahole, Hilo, Kahului, Lihue and Molokai, including preliminary engineering needs.

HNL, $25 million—Alterations and improvements.

Oahu General Aviation Airport, $380,000—Construction of runway, apron, hangars and other related improvements.

Kahului Airport, $250,000—Construct additions to terminal concourse and other related facilities.

Kahului Airport, $626,000—Relocation of ground transportation facilities.

Kahului Airport, $220,000—Extension of runway 2-20.

Lanai Airport, $10,000—Improvements to terminal buildings, baggage claims area and other improvements.

Kalaupapa Airport, $24,000—Extend and improve existing runway.

Keahole-Kona Airport, $4,686 million—Land acquisition and construction of new airport with runway, apron, terminal buildings and other related improvements.

General Lyman Field, $4.6 million—Construction of terminal facilities, utilities and other related improvements, including extension of runway 3-21.

Kona Airport, $200,000—Construct additional improvements, including additions to aircraft parking ramp, apron, parking lot lighting, and other misc. improvements.

Kamuela Airport, $400,000—Construct improvements, including the relocation, renovation or reconstruction of terminal and airfield additions.

General Lyman Field, $278,000—Construct terminal improvements, including installation of aircraft apron and auto parking lighting, alterations and additions to public automobile parking area, additions to terminal building and Air Cargo building.

Lihue Airport, $1.65 million—Widening of existing runway, land acquisition, extension to present runway, construction of holding aprons and portion of parallel taxiway and other improvements. 

54 

9 May 1968 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Security for Airport Revenue Bonds and Amending Act 195, SLH 1965, Act 38, SLH 1966 and Act 217, SLH 1967. (SB 365) 

Amended in entirely as follows:

“The department of transportation is further authorized to issue airport revenue bonds for airport projects authorized by this Act to be financed by airport revenue bonds, in such principal amount as shall be required to yield the amounts appropriated by this Act from airport revenue bond funds for such projects, plus if so determined by the department and approved by the Governor, such additional amounts as may be deemed necessary by the department to pay interest on such revenue bonds during the construction period and for six month thereafter, to establish, maintain or increase reserves for the airport revenue bonds and to pay the expenses of issuance of such bonds.  The aforementioned airport revenue bonds shall be issued pursuant to provisions of part III, chapter 137, RLH 1955, as amended. The principal and interest of airport revenue bonds, to the extent not paid from the proceeds of such bonds, shall be secured only by the revenues from airports and related facilities under the ownership of the State and operated and managed by the department or such part thereof as the department presently or hereafter derived from or arising through the ownership, operation and management of airports and related facilities and the furnishing a supplying of the services thereof. Such security shall not include any taxes and no holder or holders of any bonds shall ever have the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the State to pay the bonds or the interest thereon and such bonds shall not constitute a debt of the State within the meaning of any limitation of law. The expenses of the issuance of such airport revenue bonds shall to the extend not paid from the proceeds of such bonds be paid from airport special funds.  The Governor, in his discretion, is authorized to use airport special funds to finance those projects in section 1 where the method of financing is designated to be airport revenue bond funds.” 

74 

21 May 1968 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations out of General Revenues and Approving Expenditures from Other Sources for the FY ending 30 June 1969. (HB 65) 

Appropriates $7,262,233 for the administration, operations and maintenance out of the Airport Special fund for the statewide airport system.

75

22 May 1968 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Security for Airport Revenue Bonds and Amending Act 195, SLH 1965, Act 38, SLH 1966, and Act 217, SLH 1967. (HB 2502) 

Amends statutes to spell out the security to be pledged to bond holders.  On advice of independent bond counsel in New York, the Department sought prior authorizations to insure that the subject revenue bonds will not be counted against the debt limit of the state. The revision permits the inclusion in the bond issues of amounts to establish a debt service reserve. 

10 

30 April 1969 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Aeronautics.    (HB 492) 

Amends Section 13, Act 195, SLH 1965; Section 14, Act 28, SLH 1966; Section 12, Act 217, SLH 1967; Section 12, Act 40, SLH 1968 and Section 15-10, RLH 1955 relating to airport revenue bonds.

154 

30 June 1969 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of General Revenues and Approving Expenditures from Other Sources for the FY ending 30 June 1970. (HB 1) 

Appropriates $11,256,458 for the administration, operations and maintenance of the State Airport System out of the Airport Special Fund. 

155 

30 June 1969

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements. (SB 2)

Appropriates CIP funds for airports:

Airport Planning, Statewide, $150,000—Airport studies, research and advance planning of airfield and terminal facilities.

HNL, $40 million—Land acquisition, plans and construction of alterations and improvements at HNL.

Windward Oahu Airport, $400,000—Acquisition of land; resurfacing of runway; construction of apron, terminal facilities, access road; relocation of existing antenna farm, and other improvements.

Molokai Airport, $150,000—Expansion of terminal facilities.

Lahaina Airport, $160,000—Plans and land acquisition for the construction of new general aviation airport.

Kahului Airport, $1.627 million—Plans for airfield and terminal improvements. Construction of additions to cargo terminal, resurfacing of runways and other improvements.

Kalaupapa Airport, $190,000—Extension of existing runway and other improvements.

Keahole-Kona, $14.3 million—Construction of maintenance area, maintenance buildings, fire and rescue equipment build and other improvements. Supplemental funds for land acquisition and construction of runway, apron and terminal building.

General Lyman Field, $15.92 million—First stage construction of new overseas terminal, runway resurfacing and other airport improvements.

Lihue Airport, $1,045 million—Terminal additions, pavement resurfacing and other improvements.

Barking Sands Airport, $10,000—Joint study with the State and military for joint use. 

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