STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1974
RE: H.B. No. 757
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 757, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
More specifically, this measure requires:
(1) The Department of Transportation and each county's respective transportation department to adopt a vision zero policy that incorporates engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency response strategies to prevent traffic fatalities;
(2) The State Highway Safety Council to collaborate with each county's respective traffic or highway safety council to develop a vision zero action plan and submit an interim progress report and a final report to the Legislature; and
(3) The Department of Transportation to submit a report to the Legislature.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu, Office of the Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Maui County Council, Blue Zones Project, Hawaii Bicycling League, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Oahu County Democrats, Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee finds that vision zero policies have been effective in preventing and eliminating traffic fatalities in jurisdictions that have adopted them. Accordingly, your Committee finds that the number of traffic fatalities and injuries in the State necessitates the statewide adoption of a vision zero policy.
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 H.B. No. 757, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair