THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2213

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PARKING.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion by requiring employers of fifty or more employees to provide cash allowances in lieu of employer subsidized parking to encourage employees to find alternative means of commuting to work, such as public transport, carpooling, bicycling, or walking.

SECTION 2. Chapter 378, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new part to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"PART    . PARKING CASH-OUT PROGRAM

378-   Parking cash-out program. (a) Each employer of fifty persons or more who provides a parking subsidy to employees shall offer a parking cash-out program. The parking cash-out program shall be an employer-funded program under which an employer offers to provide a cash allowance to an employee equivalent to the parking subsidy that the employer would otherwise pay to provide the employee with a parking space.

(b) A parking cash-out program may include a requirement that employee participants certify that they will comply with guidelines established by the employer designed to avoid neighborhood parking problems; provided that the guidelines include a provision that states employees will no longer be eligible for the parking cash-out program if they do not comply with the guidelines.

(c) This section shall not apply to any employer who, on or before January 1,     , has leased employee parking, until the expiration of that lease or unless the lease permits the employer to reduce, without penalty, the number of parking spaces subject to the lease.

(d) The director shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to implement this section. The rules shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1) Penalties or other mechanisms to ensure that an employer is in compliance with this section; and

(2) Procedures for providing notice to employers that are in violation of this section and for appeal by the employer of any penalty imposed.

(e) For the purposes of this section, "parking subsidy" means the difference between the out-of-pocket amount paid by an employer on a regular basis in order to secure the availability of an employee parking space not owned by the employer and the price, if any, charged to an employee for use of that space."

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2020.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Air Quality; Traffic Congestion; Parking Cash-out Program; Parking Subsidy

 

 

Description:

Requires employers of fifty persons or more who provide a parking subsidy to employees to offer a parking cash-out program.

 

 

 

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