Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 1636
                                        H.D. 2
                                        S.D. 1

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental
Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1636, H.D. 2, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to authorize the use of a
photo technology system to enforce the violation of crossing of
longitudinal traffic lane markings in conjunction with the photo
red light and speed imaging detector demonstration project.

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from the
Department of Transportation, Police Department of the City and
County of Honolulu, State Farm Insurance Companies, and two
individuals.  The Judiciary submitted comments on this measure.

     Your Committee finds that current law requires police
officers to physically pull-over violators and hand traffic
citations to them.  In many instances, police officers cannot
enforce the violation because the roadway configuration prohibits
a safe stop for both the motorist and the officers.  In addition,
stopping a motorist on the freeway is dangerous and causes
traffic slow-downs.  Your Committee finds that permitting the use
of photo technologies in enforcing the violation of unlawfully
crossing longitudinal traffic lane markings allows for effective,
efficient, and safe enforcement of the law.

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     Your Committee has amended this measure by replacing its
contents with language from the Senate version of this measure,
Senate Bill No. 709, S.D. 1, which:

     (1)  Provides for more specific procedures to allow for the
          citation or summons to be issued to a person who
          unlawfully crossed longitudinal traffic lane markings
          but is not the registered owner of the vehicle; and

     (2)  Includes language that more clearly and accurately
          communicates the intent of this measure.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs that is
attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the
intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1636, H.D. 2, as amended herein,
and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as H.B. No. 1636, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation
                                   and Intergovernmental Affairs,

                                   CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

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