STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2442
RE: S.B. No. 80
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation and Energy, to which was referred S.B. No. 80, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation to relocate the "I Heart Radio" aerial such that it would not obstruct the navigable airspace above and around the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Airlines Committee of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that the existing gantry cranes at Honolulu Harbor's Sand Island terminal and the new gantry cranes that will be installed as part of the Honolulu Harbor modernization obstruct the navigable airspace around the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. An alternate flight route has been planned, but this route has an obstruction as well: the "I Heart Radio" aerial located near Dillingham Boulevard and Kokea Street. Your Committee finds that this relocation was supported in the 2016 supplemental appropriations act, as capital improvement project item 53, but an omission in the appropriation's authorizing language meant that approved funds could not be expended on the project. Thus, another appropriation is needed immediately to ensure that the tower can be relocated in a timely fashion, and that this appropriation is in the public interest and for the public's health, safety, and general welfare of the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Energy that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 80, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Energy,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair