STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1725


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 221

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 221, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish a Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program (Program) to be implemented by the counties, to improve enforcement of traffic signal laws, and to establish a Special Fund, administered by the Department of Transportation, to fund the Program through collection and distribution of fines.  This measure also requires the Department of Transportation to establish a Red Light Running Committee to review the Program and make further recommendations to the Legislature prior to its implementation, amends existing statewide Traffic Code fines, and appropriates general funds to the counties for establishing the Program.


     The Department of Transportation, Honolulu Police Department, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii, Hawaii Bicycling League, and several individuals supported this measure.  The Office of the Public Defender and an individual opposed this measure.  The Judiciary, Department of Budget and Finance, Mayor of the County of Hawaii, and American Automobile Association Hawaii provided comments.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 221, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,