STAND. COM. REP. NO. 576
RE: H.B. No. 1055
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1055, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee finds that the Highways Division of the Department of Transportation provides a critical network for highways and roads for Hawaii's communities, land uses, and economy. Requiring the Board of Land and Natural Resources' approval for acquisitions delays project delivery and causes obstructions to federal funding. This measure will expedite the project delivery process and effectively utilize federal aid funds by providing the Highways Division with full management and control of the properties necessary to improve public roads and streets in a more timely fashion.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1055, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1055, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair