STAND. COM. REP. NO. 742

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.R. No. 19
                                     




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.R.
No. 19 entitled:

     "HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR
     THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S INITIATIVE TO IDENTIFY,
     PROTECT, AND ENHANCE HAWAII'S HERITAGE ROADS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this House Resolution is to encourage the
identification, protection, and enhancement of Hawaii's heritage
roads.

     Your Committee finds that Hawaii has many routes of travel
which are historic, cultural, and scenic assets, and that these
resources are in danger of damage from age, neglect, and
increased traffic.  Your Committee further finds that
preservation of the State's heritage roads is important for
residents who appreciate their historic traditions and enjoy
their beauty, and for being prime attractions for visitors.  Your
Committee is aware that the Department of Transportation is
taking the initiative to protect and preserve these vistas by
working closely with communities and organizations that share
this commitment.

     This House Resolution expresses its support and
encouragement of the Department of Transportation's initiative to
identify, protect and preserve these vistas by working closely
with communities to accomplish this mission.


 
 
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     Testimony in support of the intent of this measure was
received from the Department of Transportation.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your
Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 19, and
recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

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



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                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair