STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2624
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 Ways and Means, 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 finance the lowering and relocation of portions of the iHeart Radio antenna, currently located near Kapalama canal on the island of Oahu.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, the Airlines Committee of Hawaii, and Hawaii Harbors Users Group.
Your Committee finds that the iHeart Radio antenna extends four hundred forty feet and is a potential hazard for an airplane requiring an emergency landing. Your Committee further finds that reducing the height of the antenna and moving portions of the antenna to a new location will alleviate the safety concerns raised by the airlines.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the amount appropriated from $3,000,000 to an unspecified amount;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 80, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 80, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair