State lawmakers had until 6 p.m. Friday to make final deals on bills before this legislative session comes to a close. And while there were compromises made, some major proposals were killed.
The plan to create an Airport Authority, a semi-independent agency that would've managed Hawaii's airports and handled all major contracting decisions, is dead.
The committee was waiting for comments from the Attorney General about the airport authority plan, but members say they never received them, so they chose to shelve the bill.
The Senate Transportation Chair says she's disappointed and was hoping the committee would just push the bill through.
"You can iron it out even as it moves to the Governor. And if the bill is totally flawed, then the Governor would veto it," said State Sen. Lorraine Inouye.
Other measures that were killed include:
Both houses will vote on all of the approved measures next week.
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