STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1900-22
RE: S.B. No. 3272
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 3272, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to 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, O‘ahu Tour Helicopter Safety and Noise Inter-Action Group, and eleven individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Jack Harter Helicopters and Paradise Helicopters.
Your Committee finds that, while there have been several efforts to address the excessive noise and safety hazards posed by tour helicopters and small aircrafts operating in the State, community concerns over excessive noise and safety hazards continue to grow. This measure will assist the Department of Transportation in its monitoring of tour aircraft operators to determine their compliance with federal and state laws.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; 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 Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3272, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3272, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair