STAND. COM. REP. NO. 814
RE: S.B. No. 693
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 693, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to update existing law relating to pedestrian-control signals to include countdown timers and clarify what pedestrians are required to do when a countdown timer is operating.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that existing law relating to pedestrian-control signals was last substantively amended in 1981, and therefore does not include pedestrian-control signals that operate a countdown timer. This measure updates the law to recognize the capability of current technology and will provide consistency with the different types of pedestrian-control signals used throughout the State, thereby improving pedestrian safety.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 693, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair