STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2517
RE: S.B. No. 2627
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 2627 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and
intent of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation to the Department of
Transportation for construction of a new perimeter fence at Kahului Airport as
a safety response to the overpopulation of axis deer in Maui county.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Maui Chamber of Commerce, and one individual.
Your Committee finds
that deer overpopulation in the County of Maui has led to a state of
emergency. Around fifty thousand axis
deer exist in Maui County and as many as five hundred living near and threatening
the safety of Kahului Airport. Deer
entering onto the airport runway is a major safety hazard. Therefore, the purpose of this measure is to
make an emergency appropriation of funds to replace the perimeter fence around
Your Committee has
amended this measure by inserting
an effective date of January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
Your Committee notes
that the construction of a new perimeter fence at Kahalui Airport may be funded
in multiple ways and requests that your Committee on Ways and Means examine various
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 S.B. No. 2627, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2627, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair