STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2105
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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 663, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish within the Department of Transportation a Red Light Running Committee (Committee) to:
(1) Develop policy recommendations for red light running pilot programs in the City and County of Honolulu, and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui; and
(2) Make recommendations on staffing requirements, capital improvements, appropriate locations for the pilot project, and an evaluation plan, including efficacy metrics.
In addition, this measure requires the Committee to submit a report of its findings, recommendations, and any proposed legislation to the Legislature prior to the 2020 Regular Session.
The Office of the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services, Honolulu Police Department, Maui Police Department, Disability and Communication Access Board, Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, GEICO, Oahu County Democrats, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Transportation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving HAWAII, Blue Zones Project-Hawaii, Kauai Path, Inc., Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, Hawaii Bicycling League, and two individuals provided comments on this 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 S.B. No. 663, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair