STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1705
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 Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, S.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, impose, levy, and collect impact fees for capital costs relating to the development of state highway improvements if the department determines that certain privately-owned roadways are a substantial danger to public health and safety.
Prior to the hearing on this measure, your Committee prepared and made available for public review a proposed S.D. 2, which amends the S.D. 1 by replacing its content with provisions that amend Act 30, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020, to increase the funding appropriated from the state highway fund to establish the photo red light imaging detector systems pilot program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of the S.D. 1 from one individual.
Your Committee received written comments in support of the Proposed Draft from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the photo red light imaging detector systems supported by this measure will help reduce motor vehicle accidents and fatalities by identifying and deterring drivers who run red lights.
Your Committee has amended this measure by adopting the proposed S.D. 2 and further amending it by:
(1) Changing the sums appropriated out of the state highway fund and photo red light imaging detector systems special fund from $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2021-2022, to:
(A) $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021;
(B) $400,000 for fiscal year 2021-2022; and
(C) $400,000 for fiscal year 2022-2023;
(2) Requiring the Department of Transportation to expend $112,602 in fiscal years 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024, rather than fiscal years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022;
(3) Providing that the amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the photo red light detector systems pilot program that are unexpended and unencumbered on June 30, 2022, shall lapse to the credit of the photo red light imaging detector systems special fund; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair