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Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 1. Government § 171-87

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<This section is suspended through the disaster emergency relief period. See the Supplemental Emergency Proclamation for COVID-19 (2019 HI EO P20-33) signed on March 16, 2020, and executive actions issued subsequent thereto.>

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the board of land and natural resources may dispose of public land to victims of a natural disaster by negotiation and without recourse to public auction for purposes other than the personal residences of the victims or for agricultural purposes as hereinafter provided.

To effectuate disposition for the purpose of relocating victims onto public lands and placing them in circumstances similar to those which existed prior to the natural disaster the board shall:

(1) Subdivide and improve public lands, including the construction of roads, in conformity with applicable county or city and county zoning and subdivision requirements and good planning;

(2) Lease the lands at fair market rental as determined by the board, based on appraisals by at least one but not more than three disinterested appraisers, provided that the board shall waive rental for the first two years of the terms of the lease;

(3) Limit the size of any lot leased under this part in accord with need and use, provided that such lot shall not exceed four acres of usable land;

(4) Lease only one lot to a person eligible under this part; provided that if the person owned, leased, or occupied another lot in the devastated area which was used for a different purpose, the board may lease a maximum of two lots to the person if there is a different use for each lot;

(5) Include in the instrument of lease, in addition to other terms and conditions, the following:

(A) The lessee, for the first five years of the term of the lease, shall use the leased land for the same business use or undertaking as that in which the lessee was engaged at the time of the natural disaster or for a use approved by the board;

(B) The lessee shall complete the construction of improvements required under the lessee's lease within one year from the commencement of the lease, unless the board extends the time of completion, and if the lessee defaults with respect to the construction of the improvements and fails to remedy or cure the default after proper notice thereof as provided in section 171-20, the board may, at its option, subject to the provisions of section 171-21, declare a forfeiture of all the right, title, and interest of the lessee in and to the leased land;

(C) The lessee shall not assign, mortgage, or sublet the whole of the leasehold premises, without the prior approval of the board, provided that the lessee may sublet a part of the leasehold premises without approval of the board; and

(D) The lease rental shall be subject to redetermination and renegotiation during the lease term in the manner and at such intervals as the board may specify in the lease.

Cite this article: - Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 1. Government § 171-87 - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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