STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1622-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 168
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.C.R. No. 168 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF PROHIBITING TRUCKS WITH A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF TEN THOUSAND POUNDS OR MORE FROM USING THE LEFT-MOST LANE ON CERTAIN HIGHWAYS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Transportation to convene a working group to evaluate the effects of prohibiting trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more from using the left-most lane on certain highways and, specifically, any impacts it has on traffic congestion and safety.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the study into a working group;
(2) Requesting the Director of Transportation to serve as the Chair of the working group and to invite participation by two representatives from the Hawaii Transit Authority; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 168, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 168, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair