HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Joseph M. Souki, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Bob Nakasone

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 10, 2008

TIME:

10:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 3234, SD2

(SSCR2860)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Requires installation of ignition interlock device on the vehicle of a person arrested for driving under the influence that prevents the person from starting or operating a motor vehicle with more than a minimal alcohol concentration while the person's case is pending and while the person's license is revoked pursuant to chapter 291E, HRS. Provides for certification of devices and vendors and funds installation of devices for the indigent with surcharges on offenders and fees on vendors. Effective 7/1/10. Establishes a task force to prepare for implementation. Appropriates funds for the task force. Effective 7/1/08. (SB3234 SD2)

 

TRN, JUD, FIN

SB 2094, SD2

(SSCR2729)

Status

RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSES.

Permits the examiner of drivers to waive the test of knowledge of the rules of the road for applicants holding a valid driver's license from another state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, a province of the Dominion of Canada, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or any of the federal government's political subdivisions, territories, or commonwealths. (SD2)

 

TRN, JUD

SB 2501, SD2

(SSCR2686)

Status

RELATING TO THE RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Repeals the $2 a day rate of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax, in effect from September 1, 1999, to August 31, 2008; changes the $3 a day rate to an unspecified amount. (SD2)

 

TRN, TAC/EDB, FIN

SB 2365, SD1

(SSCR2102)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Provides that high occupancy vehicle lanes may be used by hybrid and other energy-efficient vehicles, regardless of the number of occupants. (SD1)

 

TRN, EEP

SB 2245, SD1

(SSCR2735)

Status

RELATING TO UNATTENDED CHILDREN IN MOTOR VEHICLES.

Makes it a violation of the statewide traffic code to leave a child unattended in a motor vehicle. Effective on approval. Requires the examiner of drivers to test driver's license applicants for knowledge of this offense. Requires notice of law in rental cars. Effective on 10/1/2008. (SB2245 SD1)

 

TRN, JUD

SB 2441

(SSCR2657)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Exempts state highways projects from county subdivision approvals regarding highway projects that involve acquisitions.

 

TRN, WLH

SB 2156, SD1

(SSCR2781)

Status

RELATING TO THE WEST MAUI TRANSPORTATION ACCESS PLAN.

Creates an informal, temporary West Maui transportation access plan working group to develop a West Maui transportation access plan. Allows hiring of a consultant without regard to the Hawaii procurement code to develop the plan. Appropriates funds. (SB2156 SD1)

TRN, FIN

SB 3165, SD2

(SSCR2848)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Specifies that a county shall not grant an exemption from GET or receipt taxes for a mixed-use transit-oriented joint development project; exempts from GET a project developed to provide affordable rental housing or a community health care facility within a mixed-use transit-oriented joint development project. (SB3165 SD2)

 

TRN, HSH/HLT, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 441 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8519(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to TRNtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Chair