Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 286

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. 286 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to increase safety in school zones and construction areas.

     Your Committee finds that speeding motor vehicles endanger
persons in school zones and in construction areas on or adjacent
to streets and highways, even though such zones and areas may be
clearly identified.  Your Committee further finds that the
present penalties do not deter speeding, resulting in the
endangerment of pedestrians and construction workers.

     This bill proposes that the director of transportation place
official signs within school zones and construction areas,
establishing the maximum speed limits.  Violators of the posted
speed limits shall be subject to fines triple the amounts
specified in Section 291C-161, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which
are: Not more than $200 for a first conviction; Not more than
$300 for conviction of a second offense committed within one
after the date of the first offense; and Not more than $500 for
conviction of a third or subsequent offense, committed within one
year aftr the date of the first offense, resulting in fines of
Not more than $600, $900, and $1,500, respectively.

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     Testimonies in support of this bill were received from the
Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, and
the Police Department, City and County of Honolulu.

     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.
286 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