STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3132
RE: H.B. No. 2275
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation and Energy and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2275, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require private streets, highways, or thoroughfares, except for private roads used exclusively by the owner or its employees, in a development district to conform to county construction and maintenance costs, and make the owners responsible for the costs of conforming and maintaining the private road.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Bank of Hawaii. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
Your Committees find that some private roads used by the general public in the Kaka‘ako community development district have fallen into disrepair. In some cases, the owner charges a fee for the use of the road, and yet does not maintain the road to meet the county's maintenance standards for county highways. By not meeting the county's maintenance standards, these roads are a safety hazard to vehicles and pedestrians.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency; and
(2) Inserting an effective date of January 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation and Energy and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2275, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2275, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation and Energy and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair