STAND. COM. REP. NO. 926
RE: H.B. No. 600
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 600, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee within the Planning Branch of the Highways Division of the Department of Transportation to develop a comprehensive statewide safe routes to school plan to advise the State on strategies that provide safe and secure alternatives for children to get to and from school; and
(2) Appropriate funds for the Department of Transportation to hire additional staff, procure facilities and equipment necessary to support the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee, and match federal funding for sidewalks.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, one member of the Hawai‘i County Council, Honolulu Police Department, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Hawai‘i Primary Care Association, AlohaCare, and five individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu, and Ulupono Initiative.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 600, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair