REPORT TITLE: 
School Buses


DESCRIPTION:
Allows school buses to use HOV and zipper lanes.  (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     A BILL FOR AN ACT

RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "291C-     School buses; zipper lanes.  Notwithstanding any
 
 5 other law to the contrary, the director of transportation shall
 
 6 allow school buses, regardless of number of occupants, to be used
 
 7 on contraflow lanes that have been designated as zipper or zip
 
 8 lanes by the department of transportation."
 
 9      SECTION 2.  Section 291C-221, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
10 amended by amending the definition of "high occupancy vehicle
 
11 lane" to read:
 
12      ""High occupancy vehicle lane" means a designated lane of a
 
13 laned roadway where the use of the designated lane is restricted
 
14 to school buses, vehicles carrying at least two persons, and to
 
15 other vehicles as provided by rules adopted in accordance with
 
16 chapter 91, or by county ordinance."
 
17      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
18      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.