STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1760
RE: S.C.R. No. 263
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 263, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONVENING A PUBLIC RACING FACILITY WORKING GROUP TO LOCATE AND ESTABLISH PUBLIC RACING FACILITIES ON OAHU TO IMPROVE SAFETY, BOOST ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AND PROVIDE FOR RECREATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to convene a Public Racing Facility Working Group to identify a location and develop a plan for the establishment and operation of public racing facilities on Oahu to improve safety, boost economic activity, and provide for recreation.
Your Committee finds that racing facilities in the State have been used for training courses by law enforcement, state and county agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the general public. Your Committee further finds that the last racing facility on Oahu closed in 2006. It is therefore in the public interest to support the establishment of new racing facilities open to the general public, which can serve as an alternative to illegal street racing, provide for driver education and training, and diversify the local economy.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that the Chairperson of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Transportation should serve as co-chair of the working group, rather than a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(2) Making technical amendments to its title to read, "CONVENING A PUBLIC RACING FACILITY WORKING GROUP TO IDENTIFY A LOCATION AND DEVELOP A PLAN FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF PUBLIC RACING FACILITIES ON OAHU TO IMPROVE SAFETY, BOOST ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AND PROVIDE FOR RECREATION."; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 263, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 263, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development,
SEAN QUINLAN, Chair