STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1030
RE: H.B. No. 1059
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 1059 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal the following sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes:
(1) Section 264-19, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the transportation improvement special fund;
(2) Section 266-2.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to Kewalo Basin and Honolulu Harbor use permits; and
(3) Section 266-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the maintenance of a fire boat.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the Hawaii Revised Statutes sections being repealed by this measure are obsolete or unnecessary. There are no funds remaining in the transportation improvement special fund and all improvements have been completed. Therefore, section 264-19, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is obsolete. Additionally, Kewalo Basin is managed by the Howard Hughes Corporation and is under the purview of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, not the Department of Transportation. Thus, the statute should reflect that shared permitting and expense items are wholly within the Hawaii Community Development Authority, making section 266-2.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, unnecessary. Further, the City and County of Honolulu sold the fire boat in 2014, which makes section 266-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, out of date, obsolete, and unnecessary.
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 H.B. No. 1059, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair