STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1466

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 32

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 32, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require: 

 

(1) Public utilities seeking a permit for highway work to consider the disruption to traffic and transportation as a criterion in planning ongoing and future maintenance and new installation on state highways; and

 

(2) The Director of Transportation to coordinate all projects on state highways to minimize, to the fullest extent possible, traffic congestion caused by the project.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Honolulu Board of Waster Supply and Hawaii Gas.

 

Your Committee finds that the maintenance and installation of certain public utilities exacerbate existing traffic problems, causing significant traffic congestion throughout the State. While your Committee recognizes the importance of maintaining the State's public utility infrastructure, your Committee believes that the effects on traffic and transportation should be considered in planning ongoing and future maintenance and new installations to help mitigate traffic congestion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 32, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair