STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1371


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 375

      S.D. 2





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 S.B. No. 375, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of repairing or renovating the Kalaeloa Airport air traffic control tower.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Kapolei-Makakilo Neighborhood Board Transportation Committee, Palehua Townhouse Association, and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.


     Your Committee finds that the Kalaeloa Airport air traffic control tower is considered critical infrastructure as its users include the United States Coast Guard, Hawaii Community College Flight Program, Hawaii National Guard, and the general aviation community.  While recent major improvements were made to the Kalaeloa facilities, your Committee notes that improvements to the air control tower have not been made.  Your Committee believes that the importance of the air control tower in the day-to-day operations of the Kalaeloa Airport merits a study be conducted to determine the current structural soundness of the tower.

     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. 375, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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