REPORT TITLE:
Speeding; Fines


DESCRIPTION:
Establishes fines for motorists who are convicted of driving
their motor vehicles at speeds greater than the maximum speed
limits established for school zones or construction areas.
(HB286 SD2)

 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 2
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                S.D. 2
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO SPEEDING.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "291C-    Speeding in a construction area.  (a)  No person
 
 5 shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than the maximum
 
 6 speed limit established pursuant to subsection (b) within a
 
 7 construction area.  Appropriate law enforcement personnel may
 
 8 enforce the maximum speed limits established for construction
 
 9 areas.
 
10      (b)  Notwithstanding section 291C-102, the director of
 
11 transportation and the counties, in their respective
 
12 jurisdictions, shall establish maximum speed limits for
 
13 construction areas, and shall require the owner, general
 
14 contractor, or other person responsible for construction to
 
15 provide proper signs in that area.
 
16      Signs posted pursuant to this subsection shall be plainly
 
17 visible at all times under ordinary traffic conditions.
 
18      (c)  For purposes of this section, the term "construction
 

 
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 1 area" includes any area in which there is occurring the
 
 2 installation, construction, or demolition of connections for
 
 3 streets, roads, driveways, concrete curbs and sidewalks,
 
 4 structures, drainage systems, landscaping, or grading within the
 
 5 highway rights-of-way, including aboveground and underground
 
 6 utility work, excavation and backfilling of trenches or other
 
 7 openings in state highways, the restoration, replacement, or
 
 8 repair of the base course, pavement surfaces, highway structures,
 
 9 or any other highway improvements.
 
10      (d)  The director shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91
 
11 as may be necessary to implement this section."
 
12      SECTION 2.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that
 
13 matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were
 
14 begun, before its effective date.
 
15      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
16      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 

 
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