HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1321

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to transportation.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part IV to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"291C-    Flood zone; depth gauge signs. (a) The department of transportation or appropriate county agency shall post a depth gauge sign on any portion of a public highway that:

(1) Is under its jurisdiction;

(2) Lies within a special flood hazard area; and

(3) Is prone to flooding.

(b) The depth gauge sign shall be posted in a manner consistent with the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as amended.

(c) As used in this section:

"Depth gauge sign" means a depth gauge or flood gauge sign in conformity with the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as amended.

"Public highway" shall have the same meaning as in section 264-1.

"Special flood hazard area" means an area identified as a special flood hazard area by the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2021-2022 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2022-2023 for posting of depth gauge signs on public highways pursuant to this Act.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of transportation for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval; provided that section 2 of this Act shall take effect on July 1, 2021.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Public Highways; Special Flood Hazard Area; Depth Gauge Signs; Department of Transportation; Appropriation

 

Description:

Requires the posting of depth gauge signs, in a manner consistent with the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, on any portion of a public highway that lies within a special flood hazard area and is prone to flooding. Appropriates funds.

 

 

 

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