STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1497
RE: H.B. No. 1360
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1360, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to relocate the Clear Channel, now known as iHeartMedia, broadcast antenna, including design, construction, equipment, appurtenances, and ground and site improvements.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that relocating the Clear Channel, now known as iHeartMedia, broadcast antenna would address aircraft safety concerns by the Federal Aviation Administration. Specifically, the removal and relocation of the antenna will provide a safe flight plan in the case of a "one engine inoperable" scenario. Your Committee also finds that relocating this antenna would result in additional cargo capacity and operational efficiencies at Honolulu Harbor by allowing for increased harbor traffic as a result of limiting obstructions to flight paths. Your Committee further finds that the removal and relocation of the broadcast antenna is in the best interest of public safety.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1360, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair