STAND. COM. REP. NO. 361
RE: H.B. No. 766
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Transportation to assess, impose, levy, and collect impact fees for capital costs relating to the development of state highway improvements when the Department determines that a privately owned roadway that connects to a state highway that is commonly used by the public is a substantial danger to the public health and safety.
Your Committee finds that the State's roadways are critical infrastructure that require proper maintenance to ensure the quality of life for the people of Hawaii. Unmaintained roadways can cause severe damage not only to vehicles, but to the driver, passengers, and anyone in the surrounding environment. Your Committee further finds that there are certain parts of privately owned roads that connect to State-owned highways that are unsafe and frequently used by the public and the assessment of impact fees often provides a rational nexus between those being assessed the fee and the regional benefactors of such fees. This measure will help the State maintain roadways, thereby improving the quality of life for residents and visitors of Hawaii.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair