STAND. COM. REP. NO. 154

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 1108

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Health and Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 1108 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to limit the statutory exemption from parking meter fees for persons who hold a disability parking permit to individuals who are licensed drivers and who are unable to operate a parking meter because of a disability.

 

Hoomano Pono, LLC and an individual submitted testimony in opposition to this measure. The Disability and Communications Access Board submitted comments.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying the time limitation for the exemption to effectuate the original intent of the Legislature that the exemption apply to the longer of the first two-and-a-half hours of metered parking or the maximum time allowed by the meter;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2090, for purposes of further discussion; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purpose of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1108, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1108, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Transportation.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services,

 

 

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DEE MORIKAWA, Chair

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair