STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1689

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 1401

S.D. 2

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1401, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to

 

(1) Require the Department of Transportation to:

 

(A) Consider and pursue certain goals when planning, designing, and implementing ground transportation infrastructure;

 

(B) Establish and publish performance standards with measurable benchmarks reflecting the capacity for all users to travel safely and conveniently along state roadways;

 

(C) Ensure that the complete street policies of the State apply to new construction, reconstruction, repaving, operations, and maintenance activities; and

 

(D) Ensure that a complete streets policy checklist of the duties of the Department of Transportation is published;

 

(2) Amend the amount of eligible federal funds, in addition to other state highway fund monies available, to establish multi-use paths, bicycle paths, and bicycle lanes, and install signage and safety devices along bikeways;

 

(3) Require the Director of Transportation to submit to the Legislature an annual report detailing compliance with the complete streets policy and principles during the preceding fiscal year; and

 

(4) Require the counties to consider complete street policies when adopting or amending land use ordinances.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation; Department of Health; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Disability and Communication Access Board; Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission; Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency of the City and County of Honolulu; American Heart Association; AARP Hawaii; Ulupono Initiative; Hawaii Bicycling League; Climate Protectors Hawaii; AlohaCare; Hawaii Pacific Health Institute; and one individual.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1401, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair