STAND. COM. REP. NO. 384
RE: S.B. No. 1517
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 1517 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KUAKINI HIGHWAY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Transportation to widen Kuakini Highway, between Lako Street and Kamehameha III Road on the island of Hawaii.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Office of the Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, and one member of the Hawai‘i County Council.
Your Committee finds that the island of Hawaii is experiencing a growth in population and as an effect, an increase in difficulties generated by a significant growth in traffic. One major area of traffic congestion is Kuakini Highway. Your Committee finds that the widening of Kuakini Highway is needed not only to provide additional safety measures, but also to update the road to provide greater efficiency and to ease the amount of traffic.
Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an appropriation amount of $30,000,000.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1517, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1517, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair