STAND. COM. REP. NO.2207
RE: S.B. No. 3060
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 3060 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BICYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate the sum of $120,000, to provide bicycle education classes to the youth of Hawaii.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Department of Transportation, Department of Education, Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH), Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition, League of American Bicyclists, Hawaii Bicycling League, and four private citizens.
This measure would help to ensure the safety of bicycle riders. Bicycle injuries are a recognized injury for children, and proper education would prevent or mitigate those injuries.
According to the testimony of PATH, which has provided bicycle safety awareness education to fourth grade students island-wide for nine years, students learn how to safely handle a bike, avoid potential dangers on roadways, and learn self-esteem in the form of independence.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3060 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair