The most recent eruption included new lava flows through Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland that destroyed almost 500 homes.
The law was put into place due to a lawsuit between the state and residents whose home was destroyed by lava from Kilauea's 1955 eruption.
A report from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaii Volcano Observatory said lava "continues unabated" from Fissure 8, near the most populated area, with lava shooting as high as 200 feet. The eruption is one of the most destructive in US history, though amazingly no one has been killed and only one injury has been reported.
The latest damage appraisal from Kilauea came moments after Governor David Ige, on a visit to Hawaii County Civil Defense headquarters in Hilo, the island's biggest city, signed a memorandum of understanding furnishing $12 million in immediate state disaster relief to the island.
Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created approximately 1.5km of new land.
"Our responsibility is to try to work with the community to rebuild out of harm's way", Kim said.
Lava erupts in Leilani Estates during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 5, 2018.
The lava is "enough to cover Manhattan 6.5 feet deep" and fill 11.3 million average dump trucks, it said.
Kim said Vacationland, a private development believed to comprise roughly 160 homes, was completely erased, and that at least 330 houses were devoured by lava at Kapoho Beach Lots.
There are no homes left in the Vacationland subdivision and neighboring Kapoho has only a few homes left standing. "I'm talking about 600 families".
It has been spewing molten lava, toxic gases, and spreading fissures since May 3.
The smoke is a result of the lava hitting the ocean water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. While the delta margin nearest the ocean has cooled somewhat, the lava flow front is still very hot and producing laze (lava haze). Residents have been warned to avoid the area.