STAND. COM. REP. NO. 272
RE: S.B. No. 411
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. 411 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to exempt marine terminal equipment temporarily moving in or between marine terminals at Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor, Kahului Harbor, and Nawiliwili Harbor from inspection, registration, and licensing requirements.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Matson.
Your Committee finds that currently the movement of marine terminal equipment is only permitted in certain terminals, ultimately restricting movement between other terminals and commercial harbors. This measure would promote operational efficiencies at the harbors by streamlining the existing process to allow the movement of marine equipment between terminals, further allowing harbor users to reallocate resources as needed.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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. 411, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 411, 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