STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1581-18
RE: H.R. No. 148
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Tourism and Transportation, to which was referred H.R. No. 148 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING VARIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO DEVELOP, UPDATE, AND INTRODUCE POLICIES RELATED TO HELICOPTER AIR TOURS AT THE STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to address community concerns and improve operator and visitor safety by urging the respective government entities at the state and national level to develop, update, and introduce policies related to helicopter air tours.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the updated air tour flight paths should include a variety of recommended routes, including off-shore routes;
(2) Identifying sunrise and sunset times for Honolulu as those published by the United States Naval Observatory on its website located at http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Tourism and Transportation that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 148, as amended herein, and recommend that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary, in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 148, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Tourism and Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair
RICHARD H.K. ONISHI, Chair