STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1027
RE: H.B. No. 766
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. 766, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Department of Transportation to assess and collect impact fees for the repair of unsafe privately-owned roadways that are widely used by the general public and that connect to a state highway.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that due to the tropical climate and proximity to the ocean, roadways in Hawaii require constant maintenance and repair. There are privately-owned roadways in the State that are frequently used by the general public that connect to a state highway and that require repair and maintenance. However, since they are privately owned, they are outside the purview of the Department of Transportation. This measure will authorize the Department of Transportation to assess an impact fee and use those funds to repair and maintain privately-owned roadways that connect to a state highway that are frequently used by the general public and that pose a substantial danger to the public due to their deteriorating condition. This measure will make the roads safer for all drivers in Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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. 766, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair