STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1093
RE: H.B. No. 775
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. 775 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RENAMING KAHULUI AIRPORT ACCESS ROAD,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to rename Kahului Airport Access Road on Maui as Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho Way.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Mayor of Maui County and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that Maui currently does not have any roadways commemorating local politicians and their role in the modern history of Maui. Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho was the first Speaker of the House of Representatives following statehood in 1959 and the first mayor of Maui County, a position that he held from 1969 until 1979. His career in Hawaii politics started in 1954 and he remained a civic leader until his passing in 2016. Your Committee believes that Mayor Cravalho has a clear connection to Maui's modern history and he should be remembered for his civil service by naming a highway in his honor.
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. 775, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair