STAND. COM. REP. NO. 940
RE: S.B. No. 588
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 588, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXCESSIVE NOISE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require and appropriate moneys 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 written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Waikiki Neighborhood Board, Honolulu City Council, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that excessive noise created by traffic is a prevalent issue throughout the State, especially in urban areas. Your Committee believes that establishing a pilot program to use noise detection traffic cameras is an appropriate method of addressing this issue.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the Department of Transportation, in conjunction with certain counties, is required to develop and implement the pilot program; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 588, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 588, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair