STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2416
RE: H.B. No. 304
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 304, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Transportation or appropriate county agency to post depth gauge signs at certain highway locations prone to flooding.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that posting depth gauge signs at appropriate locations will help to increase highway safety by allowing drivers to easily determine the depth of water on a flooded road before deciding whether it is safe to proceed.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Conforming language in the measure that references the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices with existing language in the Hawaii Revised Statutes;
(2) Amending the definition of "depth gauge sign" to more accurately reference requirements established by the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices;
(3) Deleting the definition of "manual on uniform traffic control devices"; and
(4) Amending the appropriation language to delete reference to fiscal year 2019-2020 and provide for an appropriation only in fiscal year 2020-2021.
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. 304, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 304, H.D. 2, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair