STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1756
RE: S.C.R. No. 239
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.C.R. No. 239 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INCREASE THE USE OF RECLAIMED ASPHALT PAVEMENT TO REPAVE, RECONSTRUCT, AND PRESERVE STATE STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS AND EXPLORE USE OF OTHER PRODUCTS USING RECLAIMED ASPHALT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Transportation to increase the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement to repave, reconstruct, and preserve state streets, roads, and highways and explore use of other products using reclaimed asphalt.
Your Committee finds that the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement to repave, reconstruct, and preserve state streets and roads is better for the environment and provides a more cost‑effective method for the State as it uses recycled materials to repair or construct a roadway. Your Committee further finds that the Federal Highway Administration supports and promotes the use of recycled highway material in pavement construction due to its benefits and cost-saving opportunities. This measure will encourage the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement in future repair and construction projects for the State's streets and roads.
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 S.C.R. No. 239 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair