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New Hawaii laws range from putting limits on lobbying to protecting sharks

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / OCT. 9 
                                Beachfront property owners will be required under a new law to disclose information about whether their land is affected by sea-level rise. Beachfront homes at Sunset Beach use various methods to prevent erosion to protect their property.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / OCT. 9

    Beachfront property owners will be required under a new law to disclose information about whether their land is affected by sea-level rise. Beachfront homes at Sunset Beach use various methods to prevent erosion to protect their property.

Act 51 makes it a misdemeanor to kill or entangle any shark — whether dead or alive — within state waters. Penalties are severe: $500 for a first offense, $2,000 for a second offense and $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense. Read more

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