STAND. COM. REP. NO.  367-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2589

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 2589 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Transportation to designate shoulders upon which the driving of motorcycles shall be allowed when traffic is stopped for a period of time at an intersection or due to traffic congestion.


     The Department of Transportation, Street Bikers United Hawaii, Sun Riders LLC, Condominium Rentals Hawaii, Honolulu Harley Owners Group, and numerous concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.  The Honolulu Police Department and a concerned individual testified in opposition to this measure.  The Maui Police Department provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Deleting language specifying the amount of time vehicular traffic must be stopped before a motorcycle may use a shoulder lane; and


     (2)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2589, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2589, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



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