STAND. COM. REP. NO. 599-18
RE: H.B. No. 1767
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1767, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATED TO MOTOR VEHICLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Prohibit vehicles, except low-gear four-wheel drive vehicles and emergency responders, from traversing Waipio Valley and the Mauna Kea Science Reserve;
(2) Require individuals or businesses who transport others for a fee to obtain a permit to operate in Waipio Valley and the Mauna Kea Science Reserve; and
(3) Authorize the counties and University of Hawaii to confer upon its employees or other individuals the power to enforce these restrictions.
The County of Hawaii Council Chairwoman representing District 1, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board, Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference, and two individuals testified in support of this measure. One individual testified in opposition. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Office of Mauna Kea Management, and one individual provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting language:
(A) Authorizing the counties and University of Hawaii to confer enforcement powers upon its employees or other individuals; and
(B) Requiring individuals and businesses to obtain a permit to transport others for a fee in Waipio Valley and the Mauna Kea Science Reserve; and
(2) Expanding the acceptable circumstances under which a low-range, four-wheel drive vehicle may be driven through or in Waipio Valley or the Mauna Kea Science Reserve.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1767, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1767, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
SCOTT Y. NISHIMOTO, Chair