STAND. COM. REP. NO.  355-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1147

      H.D. 1





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 H.B. No. 1147 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure, as received by your Committee, is to allow the Department of Transportation Highways Division to collect an equitable compensation from franchise utility companies to be deposited into the State Highway Fund and used for the operation and maintenance of the Department's highway facilities.


     For the purposes of a public hearing on this bill, your Committee circulated a proposed H.B. No. 1147, H.D. 1 (Proposed Draft), and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the proposal, which authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and makes an emergency appropriation for the capital improvement project to remove and relocate transmission facilities for the "I Heart Radio" Aerial.


     Pursuant to the requirements set forth in Article VII, Section 9, of the Hawaii State Constitution, the Governor, in Governor's Message No. 6 to the Legislature, requested the immediate consideration and passage of this measure by the Legislature to address a current budget shortfall.


     The Department of Transportation, Matson, Inc., Hawaii Harbors Users Group, and Airlines Committee of Hawaii supported the Proposed Draft.


     Your Committee considered the merits of both H.B. No. 1147, as introduced, and the Proposed Draft, and upon careful consideration, recommends passage of the Proposed Draft.


     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 H.B. No. 1147, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1147, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,