Bill Text: HI SB739 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To Parking.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-07 - Referred to LAB, TRN/CPC, FIN, referral sheet 27 [SB739 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB739-Amended.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

739

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to parking.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to establish a parking cash-out working group to address improvements to air quality and reduction of traffic congestion through the potential use of cash allowances in lieu of employer subsidized parking.

     SECTION 2.  (a)  There is established the parking cash-out working group to research and explore the idea of a parking cash-out program that would enable businesses and employers to offer cash allowances in lieu of parking subsidies to provide incentives for other forms of transportation that are less dependent on fossil fuels.

     (b)  The working group shall address and make recommendations on:

     (1)  The potential benefits and impacts associated with implementing the program;

     (2)  The approximate cost and other financial impacts of the program;

     (3)  The most appropriate state department to administer, implement, and enforce a parking cash-out program; and

     (4)  Any other issues that may arise, pursuant to the discretion of the working group.

     (c)  The working group shall also consider:

     (1)  The potential for other programs and efforts that may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and modernize parking policies and parking management, such as carbon pricing mechanisms that minimize regressivity, via structures such as equity-based tax credits or carbon fees and dividends; and

     (2)  Whether a pilot program or other method would be best suited to accomplish the goals and implementation of a parking cash-out or similar program.

     (d)  The working group shall consist of the following members:

     (1)  The chairs of the senate and house of representatives standing committees on transportation, or their designees, who shall serve as chairpersons of the working group;

     (2)  The chairs of the senate standing committee on commerce, consumer protection, and health and house of representatives standing committee on consumer protection and commerce, or their designees, who shall serve as vice-chairpersons of the working group;

     (3)  The vice chair of the senate standing committee on commerce, consumer protection, and health;

     (4)  One member appointed by the president of the senate;

     (5)  on member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and

     (6)  One representative from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.

     (e)  The working group may request assistance and feedback from the department of transportation and department of human resources development to provide expertise to assist the working group in exploring the implementation of a parking cash-out program.

     (f)  The working group shall report its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2020.

     (g)  The members of the working group shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses, including travel expenses, necessary for the performance of their duties.

     (h)  No member of the working group shall be subject to chapter 84, Hawaii Revised Statutes, solely because of the member's participation in the working group.

     (i)  The working group shall be dissolved on June 30, 2020.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.



 

Report Title:

Air Quality; Traffic Congestion; Parking Cash-out Program; Parking Subsidy; Working Group

 

Description:

Establishes a working group to research and explore the idea of developing and implementing a parking cash-out program.  (SD1)

 

 

 

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