STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2729
RE: S.B. No. 2122
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2122 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize each county to levy and collect a county per-ride fee against a transportation network company.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Mayor of the County of Maui, Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Transportation Association, and Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Lyft and Uber.
Your Committee finds that transportation network companies are entities that use a digital network or software application service to connect passengers with transportation network company drivers. Transportation network companies have gained an immense amount of popularity due to their convenience for residents and visitors of the State. Your Committee further finds that there has been a large increase in the use of transportation network companies and those drivers utilize state and county roads more than the average resident or visitor. Transportation network company drivers increase traffic, especially in urban areas. The extensive use by these transportation network company drivers have a negative impact on state and county roadways, adding to the degradation of the quality of roadways throughout the State. This measure will hold transportation network companies accountable for the extensive use of roadways in the State by authorizing counties to establish a schedule for per-ride fees assessed to transportation network companies.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2122 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair