STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2708
RE: S.B. No. 2296
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. 2296 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide for representation from the Legislature on each metropolitan planning organization policy board.
More specifically, this measure requires that each metropolitan planning organization policy board include at least one member who is both a resident of the applicable metropolitan planning area and a member of each of the following:
(1) The Senate; and
(2) The House of Representatives.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Maui MPO.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from one member of the Maui County Council.
Your Committee finds that including representation from the Legislature on each metropolitan planning organization policy board will provide each board with valuable legislative guidance and perspective.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 2296, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2296, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair