STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1146
RE: H.B. No. 505
Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
President of the Senate
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 505, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FLOOD MITIGATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for flood mitigation efforts in various areas on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from ten individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that flooding causes property damage and unsafe road conditions, among other problems, and that funding is needed to assist areas where flooding has been a recurring issue.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2117, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 505, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 505, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair