STAND. COM. REP. NO.2646
RE: S.B. No. 2077
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2077 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PHOTO TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to repeal the traffic enforcement demonstration project.
In addition, this measure reenacts affected sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes in the form in which they read prior to their amendment by the traffic enforcement demonstration law, requires the Department of Transportation to terminate all contracts with private entities for the provision of photo traffic enforcement services, and transfers all moneys in the photo enforcement revolving fund to the state general fund.
Your Committee finds that Act 234, Session Laws of Hawaii 1998, as amended in 1999 and 2000, required the Department of Transportation to contract with a private vendor to implement the traffic enforcement demonstration project. The project involves the use of photo speed imaging detectors to deter speeders, photo red light imaging devices to catch red light runners, and other photo technology systems to deter motorists from illegally crossing longitudinal lane markings.
Your Committee further finds that the Department contracted with a private vendor, and the photo speed imaging system went into effect in January, 2002, but that the photo red light imaging and photo technology systems are not yet in place.
Your Committee finds that the demonstration project, as currently implemented, has caused numerous disruptions to drivers and pedestrians in the State, and agrees that the entire project should be discontinued and that the contract with the private vendor should be terminated as soon as possible.
Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this bill by making technical, nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2077, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2077, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair