STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1147
RE: H.R. No. 122
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.R. No. 122 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE THE REEF RUNWAY AS THE FRANK T. OKIMOTO REEF RUNWAY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee finds that in 1977, the Reef Runway was built to alleviate the aircraft noise patterns over Honolulu and the surrounding area. The Reef Runway was the world's first major runway built entirely offshore and won two national awards due to its engineering and design. Your Committee further finds that the project engineer for the Reef Runway was the late Frank T. Okimoto. Your Committee believes that designating the Reef Runway as the Frank T. Okimoto Reef Runway is an appropriate way to recognize Frank T. Okimoto and his achievements in engineering the Reef Runway.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 122 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair