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1970-1979

A brief summary of laws enacted by the State 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

Notes

 14

14 May 1970

A Bill for an Act Relating to Transfers from the Airport Revenue Fund. (HB 2042-70) 

Adds a new section that reads:

“Sec. 36-  . Transfer from airport revenue fund.  Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, there shall be deducted from time to time by the director of finance for the purpose of defraying the prorated estimate of central service expenses of government tin relation to the airport revenue fund five per cent of all receipts and deposits in the airport revenue fund after deducting therefrom any amounts pledged, charged, or encumbered for the payment of bonds or interest thereon during the current year, from which receipts or deposits no deduction of five per cent has previously been made.  The deduction of five per cent has previously been made.  The deductions shall be transferred to the general fund of the State and become general realizations of the State.  For the purpose of this section, the term ‘any amounts pledged, charged, or encumbered for the payment of bonds or interest thereon during the current year’ shall include:

(1)    amounts which are so pledged, charged or encumbered;

(2)    amounts otherwise required to be applied to the payment of principal of and interest on revenue bonds or other revenue obligations; and(3)    amounts required by law to be paid from the airport revenue fund into the general fund of the State to reimburse the general fund for bond requirements for general obligation bonds issued for airport purposes.

The director of transportation shall cooperate with the director of finance in effecting this transfer.” 

151 

23 June 1970 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Airports. (HB 1596-70) 

Adds a new section to Chapter 261, HRS regarding arrest and citation for the violation of any provision in this chapter, including airport rules and regulations that have been adopted; gives enforcement officers the discretion of issuing a summons or citation for such violation. 

165 

25 June 1970 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Assistance for Displaced Persons, Families, Businesses and Non Profit Organizations in Airport Acquisition Program. (HB 1597-70) 

Chapter 261, HRS, is amended to add a new part on Airport Relocation which describes compensation and relocation assistance for displaced persons or businesses because of airport construction and replacement housing.  Applies to persons who are displaced as a result of proposed airport projects after September 1, 1969.

175 

30 June 1970 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations Out of the General Revenues and Approving Expenses from Other Sources for FY Ending 30 June 1971. (HB 1260-70) 

Appropriates $18,616,970 for administration, operations and maintenance of the State Airport System. 

180 

30 June 1970 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Taxation. (HB 1267-70)

Amends Section 239-6, HRS to levy and asses upon each airline a tax of four percent of its gross income each year from the airline business. 

187 

30 June 1970 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Public Improvements and financing Thereof.  (SB 1131-70) 

Appropriates CIP Funds:

Kahului Airport, $5,730,000—Reconstruction of Runway 2-20 and parallel taxiway, installation of high intensity runway lights and medium intensity taxiway lights, marking and other misc. airfield improvements.

Molokai Airport, $210,000—Clearing and grading of airfield for improvements to drainage.  Resurfacing of access road and parking lot.  Expansion of apron. Misc.

Lanai Airport, $117,000—Construction of terminal extension for baggage claim area and covered walkway.  Seal coating of runway, taxiway and apron pavement and misc.

Lanai Airport, $270,000—Plans to construct 2,000-foot minimum extension to existing runway, strengthen existing runway, expand and reconstruct apron.

Kahului Airport, $1.24 million—Construction of two-lane highway from Honoapiilani Highway near Maalaea to Hana Highway near Kahului.

General Lyman Field, $3.2 million—Construction of access roadway, lighting, utilities, relocation of National Guard facilities, land acquisition, alterations to cargo building, loading devices for overseas terminal, furniture, fuel system, misc.

Lihue Airport, $415,000—Misc. improvements to airfield and terminal; expansion of apron and other improvements.

18 March 1971 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the Issuance of Revenue Bonds for the Financing of Airports and Air Navigation Facilities and Repealing Act 381, SLH 1949. (SB 179) 

Repeals Act 381, SLH 1949 authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for airport facilities. 

68 

18 May 1971 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations for Research & Development, Investment and Operating Expenses for the FY July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1973 and Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds. (SB 1) 

Appropriates $37,744,142 for the administration of the State Airport System for biennium 1971-1973. Authorizes $56,000 for the Civil Air Patrol. Funds were also appropriated for O&M and Improvements:

Statewide Airport Planning, $300,000—airport studies, research and advance planning of airfield and terminal facilities.

Statewide Airport Certification, $1,053 million—Procurement of fire and rescue and other required equipment for the statewide system of airports and misc. airport improvements.

HNL, $18.920 million—Second phase construction of Runway 8R-261, paving, lighting and marking. Completion of international arrivals building, additional 747 gates and holding rooms, misc. terminal improvements, cargo facilities, airfield improvements and land acquisition. Alterations to ticket lobby, holding room, baggage claim, administration building, additional loading bridges of Y concourse; roads and parking improvements, sewer system at the south ramp and other misc. improvements.

General Aviation Airport, Oahu, $100,000—Construct taxiways and apron, t-hangars, terminal facilities and other misc. improvements.  Design & construction.

Upolu Airport, $250,000—resurface runway.

Kahului Airport, $575,000—Grading, paving, landscaping & lighting access roadway, underground utilities and other improvements; construct new maintenance facilities. 

160 

30 May 1971 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Powers of the Department of Transportation. (SB 210) 

Amends Chapter 261 by adding a new part titled Special Facility Projects. With the approval of the Governor, allows the DOT director to issue special facility revenue bonds up to $15 million; sets forth requirements for special facility leases and special facility revenue bonds. 

197 

21 June 1971 

A Bill for an Act Relating to General Public Improvements and the Financing Thereof.  (HB 4) 

Appropriates CIP funds:

Lanai Airport, $48,000—Extension of parking facilities, painting of terminal and cargo building. 

14 

17 April 1972 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Rental Rates for flight School Certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration. (HB 1778-72) 

Amends Section 261-7 HRS relating to the operation and use privileges of airports for commercial purposes; allows Department to set fees and charges for rentals for buildings and land uses at rates not less than fifty percent of the fair market rentals of the buildings and land areas. 

176 

2 June 1972 

A Bill for an Act Relating to General Public Improvements and the Financing Thereof. (HB 1638-72) 

Appropriates CIP funds:

Lihue Airport, $100,000—plans for the North-South Runway.

 

202 

19 June 1972 

A Bill for an Act Amending Appropriations for the Fiscal Biennium July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1973 and Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds. (HB 1636-72)

Appropriates operating and investment capital expenses for the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.

 

Appropriates O&M and Improvements:

Upolu Airport, $325,000—Land, Design and construction for runway resurface, acquisition of land for runway clear zones and reconstruction of runway.

Waimea-Kohala Airport, $50,000—Design & construction for renovation of existing airline ticket counters & other terminal improvements.

Maui County Airports, $10,000—Procurement of new lobby furniture for Lanai and Molokai Airports.

Molokai Airport, $30,000—Design & construction of control tower, counter booths for air taxi operators and other terminal improvements. 

20 

12 April 1973 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Enforcement of Aeronautics Laws. (HB 1875) 

Section 261-17(a) was amended regarding the powers of enforcement officers. 

182 

24 April 1973 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Grant for Civil Air Patrol. (HB 1024) 

Section 261-6(b) was amended relating to expenses of the CAP. 

218 

13 June 1973 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the State Budget. (SB 1295) 

Appropriates funds for the administration of airport facilities and services.  For the first time the budget for the various airports are separated by program number.  HNL has 340.84 positions; General Lyman, 40; Keahole, 17; Waimea-Kohala, 2; Kahului, 33; Hana, 1; Molokai, 3; Lanai, 2; Lihue, 24; Bellows, 1; Dillingham, 1; Kalaupapa, 1.  This is the first time there is an appropriation for the facilities and service at Ala Wai Heliport of $500,000, however there is no position.

 

Makes biennium CIP appropriations as follows:

HNL, $23.6 million—Design and construction of the Reef Runway.

HNL, $12.3 million—HNL Expansion Program.

HNL, $600,000—Construction of Interim B747 Gates 5 and 6.

HNL, $570,000—Design & construction of Auto Parking Structure.

HNL, $220,000—Design, Diamond Head Extension to Main Terminal.

HNL, $14.2 million—Construction of Central Concourse.

HNL, $2.865 million—Construction of Aircraft Hardstands for Cargo Center.

HNL, $6.7 million—Inter-Island Facilities and Services.

Waimea-Kohala, $160,000—Expand and improve the aircraft apron.

Waimea-Kohala, $40,000---Construct Covered Entryway to Terminal.

Upolu Airport, $200,000—Reconstruction of Runway & Land Acquisition.

Upolu Airport, $20,000—Construct a new Passenger & Maintenance Shelter.

Kahului Airport, $660,000—Improve access road and construct maintenance facility.

Kahului Airport, $5 million—Terminal Expansion.

Molokai Airport, $250,000—Preliminary planning and land acquisition for a new Molokai Airport.

Lihue Airport, $900,000—Terminal & Airfield Improvements.

Lihue Airport, $1.55 million—Plans, land acquisition and construction of new runway.

Oahu General Aviation Airport, $1.7 million—land acquisition, design and construction of a new GA airport on Oahu.

Statewide Airport Planning, $300,000.

Statewide Airport Certification, $865,000. 

38 

24 May 1974 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the Hawaii Penal Code. (HB 1733-74) 

Amends Section 708-836, Hawaii Penal Code, to include airplanes as propelled vehicles, and classes unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle as a Class C Felony. 

101 

31 May 1974 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Special Facility Revenue Bonds Issued by the Department of Transportation. (HB 2186-74) 

Amends Section 261-55 HRS relating to exceptions of the issuance of special facility revenue bonds. 

218 

13 June 1974 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Biennium July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1975 and Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds. (HB 2374-74) 

Appropriates operating and capital investment funds for airports.

 

Makes CIP appropriations:

HNL, $47 million—Construction of Reef Runway.

HNL, $8.2 million—Supplemental expansion program.

HNL, $1.2 million—Construction of Interim B747 Gates 5 and 6.

HNL, $1.4 million—Construction of Auto Parking Structure.

HNL, $440,000—Design of the Diamond Head Extension.

HNL, $28.5 million—Construction of two-level passenger gates for DC-10 class aircraft & smaller at Central Concourse.

HNL, $5.7 million--Construction of hardstands for Cargo Center.

HNL, $13.5 million--Construct new passenger terminal U& parking structure, taxiways and parking apron.  Relocate existing interisland maintenance, cargo & administrative offices.

Waimea-Kohala Airport, $320,000—Expand and improve the aircraft apron.

Waimea Kohala Airport, $80,000—Construct a covered entry to terminal.

Upolu Airport, $400,000—Reconstruction of runway and land acquisition.

Upolu Airport, $40,000—Construct new passenger and maintenance shelter.

Kahului Airport, $1.3 million--Improve access road and construction maintenance facility.

Kahului Airport, $10 million—Terminal expansion.

Molokai Airport, $500,000—Preliminary planning and land acquisition for a new Molokai Airport.

Lihue Airport, $1.8 million—Terminal additions, expansion of apron, strengthening of the runway, etc.

Lihue Airport, $2.8 million—Plans, land acquisition & construction of a new runway and taxiway.

Oahu General Aviation Airport, $5.2 million—Phase II construction of GA airport.

Statewide Airport Planning, $300,000.

Statewide Airport Certification, $865,000.

Strengthen Airport Security for scheduled carriers, $2.2 million.

Additional operational requirements for HNL, $800,000. 

195 

2 June 1975 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the State Budget. (SB 535)

Appropriates CIP funds for the biennium 1976 and 1977:

HNL, $10.4 million—Reef Runway construction.

HNL, $6.8 million—Supplemental expansion program.

HNL, $6.8 million—Construction of auto parking structure.

HNL, $10.38 million—Construction of Diamond Head Extension to Main Terminal.

HNL, $3 million—Construct B747 Hardstands and Gates.

HNL, $200,000—Air Taxi, Group Tour & Flight Service Station.

HNL, $2.76 million—Construct ramps and roadway connections to the H-1 Freeway.

HNL, $13.48 million—Construct new interisland passenger terminal and parking structure.

General Lyman Field, $6.6 million—Airport expansion.

General Lyman Field, $2.7 million—Design & Construction of anew terminal facility.

Keahole Airport, $50,000—Expansion of auto parking area.

Keahole Airport, $350,000—Construction of Maintenance Facility & Terminal.

Kahului Airport, $475,000—Construct Taxiway & Extend Safety Area.

Molokai Airport, $1 million—Preliminary plans & land acquisition for new airport.

Lanai Airport, $620,000—Runway 3-21 extension to 7,000 feet.

Lihue Airport, $10.9 million—Plans, land acquisition & construction of new runway, taxiway, apron, etc.

Statewide Airport Planning, $250,000.

226 

9 June 1976 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Biennium July 1, 1975 to June 30, 1977.  (HB 2100-76) 

Makes CIP appropriations for the airports for FY 1977:

Keahole Airport, $50,000—Emergency Access Road.

Lihue Airport, $11 million—Plans, land acquisition & construction of a new runway and taxiway, apron, lighting and misc. improvements.

Statewide airport planning, $250,000. 

235 

9 June 1976 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the Establishment of Developmental Rates for Facilities Used by General Aviation Activities. (SB 2267-76) 

Section 261-7(e) HRS was amended to read:

            “(e) Buildings and land areas for general aviation activities; developmental rates. The department may from time to time establish developmental rates for buildings and land areas used exclusively for general aviation activities at rates not less than fifty per cent of the fair market rentals of the buildings and land areas and may restrict the extent of buildings and land areas to be utilized.”

 

29 

5 May 1977 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the Power of the Department of Transportation to Issue Special Facility Revenue Bonds. (SB 891) 

Increases the authorization of special facility revenue bonds from $15 million to $25 million. 

110 

14 May 1977 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Airport and Harbor Revenue Bonds. (HB 1687) 

Section 81 of Act 218, SLH 1973 was amended.  Section 93 of Act 195, SLH 1975 was amended.

142 

1 June 1977 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Registration of Vehicles. (HB 780) 

Amends Section 286-57 HRS, to add airplanes as being unlawful to remove from the State without the permission of the legal owner. 

10 

23 June 1977 

A Bill for an Act Relating to the State Budget.  (HB 1, 1st Special Session) 

Makes appropriations for Airport facilities and services for the biennium 1977-1979.

 

Appropriates CIP funds for airports as follows:

HNL, $4.58 million—Connect the H-1 freeway ramps to the airport roadway system.

HNL, $1.764 million—Taxiway improvements.

HNL, $23 million—Construction of Central Concourse.

HNL, $450,000—Concrete Keel Extension for Runway 8L.

HNL, $62,000—Upgrade the fire alarm system.

HNL, $875,000—Construction of new Control Tower.

HNL, $75,000—Construct runway safety areas.

Keahole Airport, $150,000—Expansion to Auto Parking.

Keahole Airport, $700,000—Construct airport maintenance building, new fire station and expand terminal facilities.

Keahole Airport, $124,000—Expand aircraft apron, landscaping, etc.

Kahului Airport, $2.5 million—Terminal expansion.

Lihue Airport, $7.46 million—Design and construction of new terminal facilities.

Kalaupapa Airport, $104,000—Roadway and fencing. 

81 

16 May 1978 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Airport and Harbor Revenue Bonds. (HB 3051-78) 

Section 93 of Act 195, SLH 1975 was amended relating to the issuing of Airport Revenue Bonds. 

243 

20 June 1978 

A Bill for an Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Biennium July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1979.  (HB 3039-78) 

Appropriates CIP funds for airport projects:

HNL, $4.58 million—Construction of ramps and roadway connections to the H-1 Freeway.

HNL, $1.76 million—Construction of high speed exit taxiway, stabilize shoulders.

HNL, $24.6 million--$Construction of Central Concourse and Baggage Claim.

HNL, $450,000—Construction of Concrete Keel Extension, Runway 8L.

HNL, $62,000—Upgrade Fire Alarm System.

HNL, $870,000—Construct new control tower.

General Lyman Field, $75,000—Construct runway safety areas.

General Lyman Field, $300,000—Taxiway improvements.

Keahole Airport, $150,000—Expansion to auto parking.

Keahole Airport, $700,000—Construct airport maintenance building, new fire station and expansion of terminal facilities.

Keahole Airport, $124,000—Expansion of aircraft apron, landscaping.

Kahului Airport, $2.5 million—Construction additions and alterations to passenger and cargo terminal buildings, parking lot, roadways.

Kahului Airport, $1.2 million—Improvements to General Aviation East Ramp.

Lihue Airport, $7.5 million—Design and construct new passenger terminal.

Kalaupapa Airport, $104,000—Realign roadway, fencing. 

179 

5 June 1979 

A Bill for an Act Relating to Aeronautics. (SB 1760)

Amends Section 261-17 relating to enforcement of airport laws. 

205  8 June 1979  A Bill for an Act Relating to the Hawaii Wing, Civil Air Patrol. (HB 1473) Amends Section 261-6 HRS to grant the CAP $100,000 annually and to require the department of transportation to monitor and evaluate the expenditures of the CAP. 
214  9 June 1979  A Bill for an Act Relating to the State Budget. (HB 1) 

Appropriation for air transportation facilities & services for biennium FY 1980-1981.

CIP appropriations for the biennium as follows:

HNL, $500,000—Design of Diamond Head Extension to Main Terminal.

HNL, $1.5 million—Construction of B747 hard stands and gates.

HNL, $9.5 million—Construct new interisland passenger terminal.

HNL, $860,000—Airfield improvements.

HNL, $100,000—Alterations and improvements to terminal buildings.

HNL, $2.3 million—Lagoon Drive Relocation & Utility System Extension.

HNL, $1 million—Service court development.

General Lyman Field, $200,000—Airfield improvements.

General Lyman Field, $400,000—Construction of T-hangars, aprons in general aviation area.

General Lyman Field, $50,000—Security fencing.

Keahole Airport, $2.8 million—Airfield improvements.

Keahole Airport, $62,000—Construct T-hangars and appurtenances.

Keahole Airport, $500,000—Develop facilities for air cargo including utility systems, roadways, parking, etc.

Waimea-Kohala Airport, $186,000—Expand and improve the aircraft apron.

Waimea-Kohala Airport, $120,000—Develop additional area for cargo facilities.

Upolu Airport, $108,000—Provide potable water, electrical and sewer systems.

Kahului Airport, $9.6 million—Construction additions and alterations to passenger and cargo terminal buildings, parking lots, roadways, etc.

Kahului Airport, $1.3 million—Construct taxiway and extend safety area.

Kahului Airport, $3.125 million—Terminal roadway and parking alterations.

Kahului Airport, $2.35 million—Develop facilities for air cargo including utility systems, aprons, roadways, parking, etc.

Kahului Airport, $700,000—Expand the air taxi terminal.

Molokai Airport, $3.2 million—Acquire Hawaiian Homes land parcels; widen, strengthen and groove runway, strengthen taxiway and apron and misc.

Molokai Airport, $1.6 million—Construct new air taxi facilities; modify existing terminal building, parking and roadway facilities.

Molokai Airport, $100,000—Develop airport service lease lots.

Lanai Airport, $250,000—Airport Landscaping.

Lihue Airport, $5 million—Design & construct new passenger terminal.

Kalaupapa Airport, $40,000—Construct a new maintenance building and expand the passenger terminal building.

Airport Planning Statewide, $875,000.

Misc Statewide Improvements, $4.29 million. 

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