STAND. COM. REP. NO.1094-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 139
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 139 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS OF THE VARIOUS COUNTIES, TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A STATE HIGHWAY PATROL FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENFORCING STATEWIDE TRAFFIC SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Department of Transportation (DOT), in consultation with the police departments of the various counties, to examine the feasibility of establishing a state highway patrol for the purpose of enforcing statewide traffic safety.
DOT testified in support of this measure. The Honolulu Police Department testified in opposition to this measure.
Your Committee feels that the formation of a state highway patrol may be another method of promoting highway safety. Implementing a state highway patrol would allow police personnel throughout the counties to perform other essential duties. This would be especially advantageous to counties experiencing chronic personnel shortages.
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.C.R. No. 139 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
JOSEPH M. SOUKI, Chair