2013 Hawaii Revised Statutes
273. Railway Law
273-1 Franchise.

HI Rev Stat § 273-1 (2013) What's This?

§273-1 Franchise. The comptroller, by and with the consent of the governor, may enter into contract with any association of persons who may associate themselves together under the general corporation law of the State, and by the general law in relation to corporations and subject to all the provisions thereof, for the purpose of building and operating a railroad or railroads in any part of the State. [L 1878, c 29, §1; RL 1925, §877; RL 1935, §1783; RL 1945, §5041; RL 1955, §106-1; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §12; HRS §273-1]

Case Notes

Right of eminent domain conferred only upon such corporations as have entered into a contract with the Minister of Interior for the purpose of building and operating railroad and not upon all corporations that have incorporated under general corporation law for such purpose. 11 H. 479.

Right of eminent domain delegated to O.R. & L. Co. does not carry with it the right to condemn public land in Honolulu Harbor. 11 H. 717.

Cited: 21 H. 375, 377.

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