STAND. COM. REP. NO. 832

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 757

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, 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:

 

(1) Require the Department of Transportation (DOT) and county transportation departments to adopt Vision Zero policies to prevent and eliminate traffic fatalities; and

 

(2) Establish and fund a temporary Vision Zero Working Group in DOT to review traffic policies and recommendations to reduce traffic fatalities, develop an action plan, and report to the Legislature.

 

The Mayor of the County of Hawaii; Council Member representing District 9 of the Honolulu City Council; Council Member representing District 1 of the Hawaii County Council; Blue Zones Project; Hawaii Public Health Institute; Hawaii Bicycling League; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and several individuals submitted testimony in support of the measure. The Department of Health; DOT; Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan; and an individual offered comments on the measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance 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 pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair