2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 1. GOVERNMENT
TITLE 6. COUNTY ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
50. Charter Commissions
§50-15 Reserved powers.


HI Rev Stat § 50-15 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§50-15 Reserved powers. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, there is expressly reserved to the state legislature the power to enact all laws of general application throughout the State on matters of concern and interest and laws relating to the fiscal powers of the counties, and neither a charter nor ordinances adopted under a charter shall be in conflict therewith. [L 1963, c 73, pt of §2; Supp, §143A-16; HRS §50-15]

Law Journals and Reviews

Marsland v. First Hawaiian Bank: Home Rule and the Scope of the County Prosecutor's Power. 12 UH L. Rev. 261.

Case Notes

Generally on functions of statewide interest, if counties are not given specific authority, they cannot thwart the State. 56 H. 582, 545 P.2d 684.

"On matters of concern and interest" should be interpreted to mean "on matters of statewide concern and interest". 59 H. 65, 576 P.2d 1029.

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