The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001436853-01
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 91, notice is hereby given that the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed adoption of Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapter 19-152, State Highway Enforcement Program.

The purpose of the proposed rules is to carry out the purposes of Act 250 Session Laws of Hawaii 2019 requiring the Department of Transportation to adopt rules to:

a. Establish the state highway enforcement program.
b. Add a $200.00 surcharge for illegal parking to existing penalties for violations of the statewide traffic code involving stopping, standing, or parking on state highways.
c. Deposit fifty percent of the surcharges into the state highway fund with remaining balance distributed to the respective police departments of the county from where the surcharge was collected to be used to enforce laws and ordinances pertaining to illegal parking on state highways.
d. Provide definition of a curb marking.

Act 250 Session Laws of Hawaii enacted in 2019 was effective on July 1, 2019. Act 239 Session Laws of Hawaii 2023 was effective on July 1, 2023, amended Hawaii Revised Statutes §291C-111 to allow counties by ordinance the option to use the state highway enforcement program and associated $200.00 surcharge.

A virtual public hearing will be held on February 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. using Microsoft Teams or you may attend the physical location at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Design Conference Room 609, Kapolei, Oahu. To request an invitation to the hearing virtually please email at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing.

Interested persons are invited to present their views on the proposed rules at the virtual public hearing or by submittal of comments through one of the methods below:

Hard copy comments addressed to:

Hawaii Department of Transportation
Traffic Branch
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 602
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Electronic submittal through email to or you may physically present at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Design Conference Room 609, Kapolei, Oahu.

A copy of the proposed rules may be requested by calling (808) 692-7695, emailing or writing to the address above. Upon receiving such a request, a copy will be mailed at no cost to the requestor. The proposed rules may also be viewed online at and may also be reviewed in person at the Hawaii Department of Transportation, Public Affairs Office, 869 Punchbowl Street 1st Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, (808) 587-2160 or Hawaii Department of Transportation, Traffic Branch, 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 602, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, (808) 692-7670 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Language interpretation, auxiliary aids, or special services (e.g., sign language interpreter, materials in alternate format) may be requested prior to virtual public hearing. Please submit requests in a timely manner to allow an adequate period to fulfill requests.

Text telephone (TTY) users may use the telecommunication relay service (TRS) to contact the Hawaii Department of Transportation at the above.

Upon request, this notice and the proposed rules are available in alternate formats such as large print, braille, or electronic copy.

Director of Transportation

(TGI1436853 12/30/23, 1/31, 2/03/24)