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Hawain lerretou). Statuto

COUNTY ACT

ACT 31

Of the Session of 1903 of the Legislature

of the Territory of Hawaii.

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ACT 31

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT

OF COUNTIES AND DISTRICTS, AND THE MANAGEMENT AND
CONTROL OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
THEREIN.

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii:

TITLE 1.

COUNTIES.

CHAPTER 1.

COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

SECTION 1. The Territory of Hawaii is hereby divided into five Counties, namely:

(a) The Island of Oahu, and all other Islands of the Terri. tory not included in any other County, and the waters adjacent thereto, shall be the County of Oahu, the County Seat of which shall be Honolulu. Said County shall be the first judicial circuit of the Territory, and be under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit of the Territory. For the purposes of taxation, said County shall be the first taxation division of the Territory; also the third election district for the election of members of the Senate, and the fourth and fifth election districts for the election of Representatives. Inter-island and also outside Territorial waters within the jurisdiction of Territorial courts, including the Federal Court, shall be deemed to be part of the several Counties to which such Inter-island or outside waters are adjacent. The courts of the Counties between which are Inter-island Territorial waters shall have concurrent jurisdiction over the same. (Bird Island and Laysan Island and the Territorial waters around the same respectively, shall be part of the County of Oahu within the first judicial circuit of the Territory and first taxation division thereof.)

(b) The Islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe, and all other Islands lying within three nautical miles of the shores thereof, and the waters adjacent thereto, shall be the County of Maui, the County Seat of which shall be Wailuku, on the Island of Maui. Said County shall the second judicial circuit of the Territory of Hawaii, and be under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit of the Territory. For purposes of taxation, said County shall be the second taxation division of the Territory; also, the second election district for the election of members to the Senate, and the third election district for the election of Representatives to the Legislature.

Provided, however, that all that portion of the Island of Molokai known as Kalaupapa, Kalawao and Waikolu, and commonly known or designated as the Leper Settlement, shall not be nor form a part or portion of the County of Maui, but shall be and is hereby constituted a ('ounty in itself, and shall be a body corporate and politic, and as such shall have only the powers especially conferred and given by this Section, and shall be known as the County of Kalawao. Except as provided in this section none of the provisions of this Act or of any other Act relating to Counties shall be deemed to refer or apply to or shall be applicable to the said County of Kalawao.

The said County shall be under the direct jurisdiction and control of the Board of Health, and be governed by the rules, regulations and laws now in force relating to said Board of Health and the care and segregation of lepers except as herein limited. There shall be no County officers in said County other than the District Magistrate and Sheriff who shall be residents of and be elected in said County at the first general election to be held under the provisions of this Act and thereafter as provided by law, and who shall each hold office for two years.

The salaries of the District Magistrate and Sheriff shall be fixed and paid by the Board of Health out of the appropri

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