STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1244-18
RE: S.B. No. 2474
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 S.B. No. 2474, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NOISE CONTROL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Health, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, to conduct a study on the impact of aviation noise on residents of the Puna district and surrounding areas of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and appropriate funds to the Department of Health to conduct the study.
The Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Councilmember representing District 4 of the County of Hawaii, Country Talk Story, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health commented on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring the Department of Health to collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration, in addition to the Department of Transportation, to conduct the study;
(2) Expanding the study to include the impact of aviation noise statewide; 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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2474, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2474, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair