STAND. COM. REP. NO. 48

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 600

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 600 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee to help provide safe and secure alternatives for getting to and from school.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Commission, Department of Education, Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Ulupono Initiative and six individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Transportation and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health.

 

Your Committee finds that ensuring safe routes to school for every keiki will not only protect some of the State's most vulnerable road users, but also serve as a long-term investment in the future of transportation in the State.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying language of the Department of Health advisory committee designee; and

 

(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 3000, to encourage further discussion.

 

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. 600, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 600, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Education.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS TODD, Chair