HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Joseph M. Souki, Chair

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TIME:

8:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1445

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires the department of transportation to incorporate shared lane markings as a new form of traffic control device.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1167

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Authorize the department of transportation to pursue a comprehensive 6-year modernization program and providing it sufficient resources to implement the plan by amending the state liquid fuel tax, state vehicle registration fee, state vehicle weight fee, and rental motor vehicle surcharge through increases of the various taxes and the flat rate amount in sections 243-4(a), 249-31, 249-33(a), and 251-2(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, via economic conditions "trigger" mechanism. Authorize the implementation of a Vehicle Miles Traveled Pilot Program.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 472, HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX.

Provides for the exemption of vehicle weight taxes for one noncommercial vehicle per veteran who is totally disabled or served in World War II or the Korean War. (HB472 HD1)

 

EBM, TRN, FIN

HB 1303

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Permits motor vehicle backup warning beepers to be disabled between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. if certain conditions are met. Eliminates specific requirements for bumper heights for vehicles.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1190

Status

RELATING TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION.

Requires the police department of each county to identify roadways most critical to free movement and commerce and establish protocols necessary to coordinate major accident investigations, including immediately notifying the medical examiner in fatal accident cases.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1275

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to the counties from the neurotrauma special fund for purchase and training in the use of photogrammetric traffic accident investigation technology.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1432

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Changes no-fault insurance coverage for personal injury protection benefits from required coverage to required optional coverage.

 

TRN, CPC/JUD

HB 1319

Status

RELATING TO RESISTING AN ORDER TO STOP A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Makes resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle a class C or class B felony under certain circumstances.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1422

Status

RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.

Allows counties to remove abandoned motor vehicles from private roads.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1462

Status

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

As a condition precedent to the issuance of any grubbing, grading, or building permit for any residential development, as defined, the responsible county official must certify that all county and state highways that are or will be contiguous to the residential development are under construction.

 

TRN, WLO/HSG

HB 1696

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL INDUSTRY.

Replaces "collision damage waiver" with "damage waiver" in the motor vehicle rental industry law. Repeals requirement to place notices of certain vehicle laws in each rental vehicle and repeals power of DCCA to prescribe form of signs to be posted at rental sites. Clarifies charges that may be assessed a lessee for damage to a rental vehicle. Repeals requirement to submit collision damage waiver statistics to DCCA.

 

TRN, CPC/JUD

HB 1166

Status

RELATING TO THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE SPECIAL FUND.

To provide the Airports Division, Department of Transportation with additional financing options utilizing its Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) revenues to construct airports capital improvement projects (CIP) and to provide the statutory framework to permit the execution of these financial options.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1386

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

This bill will remove the requirement that non-legal or registered owners of a vehicle present a notarized letter in order to ship the vehicle interisland, regardless of mode of transport.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1165

Status

RELATING TO HARBORS.

Authorizes the Department of Transportation to adopt rules relating to safety measures, security requirements, and shipping activities for the purpose of protecting and ensuring the general public interest and safety of persons and vessels in the commercial harbors belonging to or controlled by the State.

 

TRN, WLO

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Saturday, February 7, 2009 and Monday, February 9, 2009

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 313

Status

Hearing on 2/7/09

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct more frequent reviews of the condition of highway guardrails on the island of Hawaii that are deteriorating from exposure to acid rain caused by vog. Requires DOT to research measures and technology that could be used to prevent guardrail deterioration.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 143

Status

Hearing on 2/9/09

RELATING TO THE USE OF MOBILE PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING.

Prohibits the use of a mobile telephone while driving unless equipped with a hands-free accessory and being used in the hands-free mode. Exempts mobile radios. Prohibits transit drivers from using cellular phones whenever their vehicle is in motion.

 

TRN, JUD

 

 

 

 

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     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Chair