STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1464
RE: S.B. No. 588
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. 588, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXCESSIVE NOISE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require and appropriate funds for the Department of Transportation, in conjunction with any county having a population greater than five hundred thousand, to develop a pilot program to use noise detection traffic cameras to address excessive traffic noise in urban areas of each participating county.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Waikiki Neighborhood Board, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from five individuals.
Your Committee finds that excessive noise is a quality of life issue and that there is technology available to detect vehicle noise emissions. Roadside sound meters and cameras can provide evidence of vehicles emitting excessive noise. Your Committee further finds once the preset noise threshold is triggered, the camera can capture video of the vehicle emitting the excessive noise, which will help law enforcement to take necessary actions.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to June 30, 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 S.B. No. 588, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 588, 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