STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1328
RE: H.B. No. 333
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 333, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish the state highway enforcement program and a parking violation surcharge in addition to other penalties and fines for parking violations on state highways.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Department of Planning of the County of Kaua‘i, and five individuals. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance and Tax Foundation of Hawaii.
Your Committees find that a surge in tourism throughout the State has resulted in an increase in illegally parked vehicles along nearby state highways, creating unsafe and hazardous problems by blocking traffic lanes. Your Committees further find that the Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety currently do not have sufficient resources to enforce parking violations and patrol remote portions where parking infractions occur on state highways. This measure will establish a framework for the Department of Transportation to properly enforce violations for illegally parked vehicles, provide necessary resources for the State to enforce parking violations, and improve safety along state highways.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2051, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation 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. 333, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 333, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair