STAND. COM. REP. NO. 71

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 4
                                     




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B.
No. 4 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO POLICE ROADBLOCK PROGRAMS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to clarify the authorization of police departments relative to
the establishment of roadblock procedures.

     Your Committee finds that the legal seizure of vehicles
stopped at intoxication and drug control checkpoints have been
questioned in courts when procedures do not adhere to minimum
statutory roadblock requirements.  Your Committee further finds
that police departments may wish to exceed minimum requirements
without jeopardizing the validity of their roadblocks.

     This bill proposes to permit police departments to exceed
the minimum statutory roadblock requirements without invalidating
the procedures used in their roadblocks.

     Testimonies in support of this bill were received from the
Department of Transportation, the Office of the Public Defender,
the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney and the Police
Department of the City and County of Honolulu, the Police
Department of the County of Maui, the Governor's Highway Safety
Council, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.



 
 
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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. 4
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,



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                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair