STAND. COM. REP. NO.3356

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: S.R. No. 109

S.D. 1

 

 

Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.R. No. 109 entitled:

"SENATE RESOLUTION supporting traffic improvement and beautification at the intersection of kuakini street and lanakila avenue,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure, as referred to your Committee, was to express the Legislature's support for traffic improvement and beautification at an intersection on Oahu.

Prior to the hearing on this measure, your Committee prepared a Proposed S.D. 1 that replaced the contents of the original measure with new contents requesting the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study regarding the inability of insulin users to obtain a commercial driver's license under federal law.

The DOT submitted testimony in opposition to this measure.

Your Committee finds that the federal law flatly prohibiting insulin users from obtaining a commercial driver's license is outdated and unfairly paints all diabetics with the same broad brush.

Your Committee believes that there may be instances in which it is appropriate for the DOT to grant a waiver to allow insulin users to operate commercial vehicles in intrastate commerce. Therefore, your Committee supports the intent of this measure.

Based on the DOT's testimony that it lacks the expertise to conduct such a study, however, your Committee amended this measure to direct the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct the study.

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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S. R. No. 109, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 109, S.D. 1.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,

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CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair