STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1463
RE: S.B. No. 1506
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 S.B. No. 1506, 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 within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes a Safe Routes for People Implementation Program and Safe Routes for People Implementation Committee;
(2) Clarifies the responsibilities of various entities in relation to the Safe Routes to School Program;
(3) Renames the Safe Routes to School Program Special Fund as the Safe Routes for People Special Fund and clarifies the funds to be deposited into, and authorized uses of the funds in the special fund; and
(4) Appropriate funds to the Department of Transportation to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety for kupuna and keiki.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation; Department of Health; State Council on Developmental Disabilities; Hawai‘i Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Commission; Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency of the City and County of Honolulu; Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu; Honolulu Police Department; Kaiser Permanente; AARP Hawai‘i; Hawai‘i Public Health Institute; Malama Kaua‘i; Get Fit Kauai; We Are One, Inc.; Ulupono Initiative; Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization; Hawaii Bicycling League; Hawai‘i Children's Action Network Speaks!; and seventeen individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that the companion to this measure, H.B. No. 1418, H.D. 1 (Regular Session of 2023), was previously passed by the House.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting its contents and inserting the contents of H.B. No. 1418, H.D. 1, a measure that makes an appropriation of an unspecified amount for the 2023-2025 fiscal biennium to the Department of Transportation for bicycle and pedestrian safety; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
Your Committee respectfully requests your Committee on Finance, should it deliberate on this measure, to consider providing clarity on the use of the words keiki and kupuna in the previous versions of this measure as bicycle and pedestrian safety should be inclusive of everyone.
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. 1506, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1506, S.D. 2, 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