THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

32

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 264-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"264-6 State highway not to be disturbed without permit[.]; public utility maintenance; traffic disruption. (a) No person or government agency, whether federal, state, or county, shall, in any manner or for any purpose do any of the following acts without a written permit from the director of transportation or the director's authorized representative:

(1) Break up, dig up, disturb, undermine or dig under, or cause to be broken up, dug up, disturbed, undermined, or dug under, the right-of-way of any state highway; or

(2) Place, erect, leave, or store any structure, motor or other vehicle, equipment, or any other object wholly or partially within the right-of-way of any state highway; provided that this paragraph shall not apply to the holding or displaying of movable signs, for the purpose of carrying on political campaign activities.

(b) Any public utility seeking a permit under this section shall consider, to the extent possible, the disruption to traffic and transportation as a criterion in planning future maintenance; provided that the public utility shall prioritize maintenance and upkeep to infrastructure in areas with heavy traffic to minimize disruptions to transportation."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Infrastructure; Public Utilities; Maintenance; Traffic

 

Description:

Requires public utilities to consider the disruption to transportation as a criterion in planning future maintenance. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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