Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    S.B. No. 1213

       S.D. 1




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 S.B. No. 1213 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal the following sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes:


     (1)  Section 264-19, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the transportation improvement special fund;


     (2)  Section 266-2.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to Kewalo Basin and Honolulu Harbor use permits; and


     (3)  Section 266-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the maintenance of a fire boat.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Department of Transportation Harbors Division.


     Your Committee finds that the Hawaii Revised Statutes sections being repealed by this measure are obsolete or unnecessary.  There are no funds remaining in the transportation improvement special fund and all improvements have been completed.  Therefore, section 264-19, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is obsolete.  Additionally, Kewalo Basin is managed by the Howard Hughes Corporation and is under the purview of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, not the Department of Transportation.  Thus, the statute should reflect that shared permitting and expense items are wholly within the Hawaii Community Development Authority, making section 266-2.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, unnecessary.  Further, the Department of Transportation no longer owns any fire boat, which makes section 266-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, out of date, obsolete, and unnecessary. 


     Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an effective date of January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.


     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 S.B. No. 1213, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1213, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,