STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1345
RE: S.B. No. 663
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 663, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish within the Department of Transportation a Red Light Running Committee to review this measure and make recommendations prior to its implementation;
(2) Establish a Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program (Program) to improve enforcement of traffic control signal laws; and
(3) Require any fines collected by the Program to be deposited into a Photo Red Light Imaging Detector Systems Program Special Fund (Special Fund).
The Department of Transportation, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawai‘i, Honolulu Police Department, Maui Police Department, Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Blue Zones Project-Hawaii, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii, Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawai‘i, Hawaii Bicycling League, Kauai Path, Inc., Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition, Awake Humans Anonymous, Institute for Human Services, Maui Bicycling League, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. The Office of the Public Defender and a few individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Budget and Finance and AAA Hawaii provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the focus of the Red Light Running Committee from considering and improving this measure to developing policy for photo red light imaging detector systems pilot programs, that will be established in the City and County of Honolulu, and in the counties of Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii;
(2) Removing the provisions establishing the Program;
(3) Removing the provisions establishing fines and the Special Fund; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 663, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 663, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair