STAND. COM. REP. NO. 924
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 Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 1360, H.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 issuance of general obligation bonds for the relocation of the Clear Channel broadcast antenna, including design and construction, equipment and appurtenances, and ground and site improvements near Honolulu Harbor.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that to enhance the safety and operations of the Department of Transportation, it is vitally important to relocate the Clear Channel, now known as iHeartMedia, broadcast antenna in order to provide a safe flight plan in the case of a "one engine inoperable" scenario. This measure would also allow for additional capacity at Honolulu Harbor by increasing harbor traffic as a result of limiting obstructions to flight paths.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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 H.B. No. 1360, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1360, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair