Advocates of risky sports in Hawaii may soon rediscover the extreme frustration of legislative failure.
A bill to protect the state from unlimited liability for accidents on public land is in danger of dying for the second year in a row if a key committee doesn’t take up the legislation this week.
The proposal, Senate Bill 1007, has incited a groundswell of support from paragliders, bikers, hikers, rock climbers and others who worry about the potential closure of public trails if the state is left vulnerable to lawsuits.
But the measure has been sitting in the House Finance Committee for more than a month and it’s unlikely that Finance Committee Chairwoman Sylvia Luke will hear the bill before a key deadline on Friday. Luke did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.