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:

Monday, March 23, 2009

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 718, SD1

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the department of transportation and the county transportation departments to seek to reasonably accommodate access and mobility for all users of highways, roads, and streets, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, and persons of all abilities. Establishes a temporary task force to review certain specified traffic policies and guidelines. Report to legislature in 2010 and 2011. (SD1)

 

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SB 1611, SD2

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Increases the state liquid fuel tax; state vehicle registration fee; state vehicle weight fee. Establishes the land transportation modernization special fund. Provides funding for a six-year comprehensive modernization program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

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SB 979, SD2

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVERS.

Revises standard for a court-issued license to drive for work‑related purposes. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)

 

TRN, JUD

SB 295, SD1

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

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

 

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SB 711, SD1

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Allows for the operation of larger articulated buses used for public transit purposes on public roadways. (SD1)

 

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SB 1224, SD1

Status

RELATING TO AIRPORT CONCESSIONS.

Requires the department of transportation to periodically review airport concession leases. Allows the DOT to adjust the lease rent to what is reasonable and affordable for the concession. Sunsets 7/1/2014. (SD1)

 

TRN, FIN

SB 1614, SD2

Status

RELATING TO THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE SPECIAL FUND.

Amends the authorized use of the passenger facility charge special fund to be used for bonds and establishes subaccounts within the special fund for airport capital improvement projects. Effective on 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

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SB 698, SD3

Status

RELATING TO THE RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Increases the rental motor vehicle and tour vehicle surcharge tax to an unspecified amount, with an unspecified portion to be deposited into the general fund beginning 7/1/2009. (SD3)

 

TRN, 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

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PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

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

 

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Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Chair