STAND. COM. REP. NO. 548
RE: H.B. No. 757
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 757, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prevent and ultimately eliminate all traffic fatalities in the State through the implementation of a vision zero policy.
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Requires the Department of Transportation and county transportation departments to adopt a vision zero policy;
(2) Establishes a temporary vision zero working group; and
(3) Appropriates moneys to the Department of Transportation for the working group's administrative costs.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, the Department of Transportation, the Mayor's Office of the County of Hawaii, two members of the Hawaii County Council, a member of the Honolulu City Council, a member of the Maui County Council, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition, MADD Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and numerous individuals.
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. 757, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair