STAND. COM. REP. NO. 275
RE: H.B. No. 471
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 471 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXCESSIVE NOISE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Department of Transportation to develop, in conjunction with the City and County of Honolulu, a pilot program to use noise detection traffic cameras to address excessive traffic noise in urban areas on the island of Oahu.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and five individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General.
Your Committee finds that the implementation of this pilot program will help prevent excessive noise, a public health issue that is often overlooked.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying the pilot program is to be developed in counties with a population of more than five hundred thousand; and
(2) Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion.
Your Committee respectfully requests your Committee on Finance, should it deliberate on this measure, to consider requiring that noise levels be checked as part of the vehicle safety inspection process.
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 H.B. No. 471, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 471, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS TODD, Chair