HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Sean Quinlan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 10, 2017

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 721

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INCENTIVES.

Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less who purchase bus passes or passes for a public transportation program.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 946

Status

RELATING TO HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES.

Specifies that an unauthorized person who drives in a high occupancy vehicle lane shall be subject to a $150 fine.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 306

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL MONITORING FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS.

Requires persons arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant to be fitted with a continuous alcohol monitoring device if the person: (1) has a prior conviction for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant within the past five years; or (2) is currently pending criminal investigation or prosecution for one or more prior charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 725

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires weigh-in of commercial maritime cargo vehicles with cargo of 55,000 pounds or more immediately upon departing a commercial harbor. Requires report to Department of Transportation on every container or load of such poundage that arrived in a State harbor for transport on state highways.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 739

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Increases the fines for violations involving use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 723

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Increases the fines for violations of driving a motor vehicle at an excessive speed.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1284

Status

RELATING TO PARKING.

Increases the fines for first time and subsequent violations that may be assessed for the unauthorized or improper use of a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 191

Status

RELATING TO BICYCLES.

Requires the driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction to allow at least a three-foot separation between the right side of the driver's vehicle and the left side of the bicyclist. Allows for passing of a bicyclist in a no pass zone.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 195

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Permits a driver of a vehicle to make a right turn from the shoulder of a roadway with a speed limit of forty-five miles per hour or higher under certain conditions and it is reasonably safe to turn.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 276

Status

RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.

Provides that the right-of-way rules in section 291C-61 shall be followed in intersections with inoperative traffic-control signals.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 1507

Status

RELATING TO CROSSWALKS.

Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a Community Crosswalks Pilot Program to design and implement specially painted crosswalk in neighborhoods. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. Creates a Community Crosswalks Special Fund.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1290

Status

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Makes voter registration application affidavit a mandatory part of all driver's license and identification card applications. Requires sharing of information among the counties, Department of Transportation, and election personnel.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 420, HD1

(HSCR96)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Establishes the designation of "one hundred per cent disabled veteran" on drivers' licenses, instruction permits, and civil identification cards. (HB420 HD1)

 

VMI, TRN, JUD

HB 1324, HD1

(HSCR50)

Status

RELATING TO A TAX CREDIT FOR INTERISLAND TRANSPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS GROWN OR PROCESSED IN STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Authorizes a tax credit equal to 20% of qualifying business costs for the transportation of agricultural commodities between islands within the State of Hawaii. (HB1324 HD1)

 

AGR, TRN, FIN

HB 1570, HD1

(HSCR42)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Requires lessors of rental motor vehicles to include an option for the lessee in the motor vehicle rental agreement to contribute a sum to DLNR for the preservation and protection of the environment, commencing on January 1, 2020. (HB1570 HD1)

 

EEP, TRN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair