STAND. COM. REP. NO. 207________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1457

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B.
No. 1457 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to help improve traffic safety by reducing the incidents of
loads being spilled onto highways from trucks.

     Your Committee finds that the statute requiring violators of
the antispilling law to appear in court was repealed in 1995.
Your Committee further finds that the decriminalization of this
offense in 1995 resulted in violators not having to appear in

     This bill proposes to require violators to appear in court,
reclassifying load violations as traffic crimes, rather than
civil offenses, thereby assisting the court in the enforcement

     Testimonies in support of this bill were received from the
Department of Transportation and the Judiciary.

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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1457 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred
to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation,

                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair