STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1231-22

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2022

 

RE: S.B. No. 3272

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 3272, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Establish the Air Noise and Safety Task Force within the Department of Transportation; and

 

(2) Require the Director of Transportation to adopt rules to require tour aircraft operators to report details of each flight taken by the tour aircraft operation on a monthly basis.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Oahu Tour Helicopter Safety and Noise Inter-Action Group, Windward Coalition, and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Paradise Helicopters.

 

Your Committee finds that there is increasing concern with safety risks and community disruption arising from tour helicopter and small aircraft operations in the State. Although there have been collaborative efforts to address increasing safety and community disruption concerns, this measure further ensures transparency and accountability for tour aircraft operators by establishing certain reporting requirements.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Deleting language that would have established the Air Noise and Safety Task Force within the Department of Transportation; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 3272, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3272, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,

 

 

 

 

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HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair