After the Hawai’i Legislature passed an emergency rule governing the road to the Mauna Kea summit, today it became law. At least for 120 days.
The legislature announced details of the emergency rule last Friday, July 10 after a marathon testifying session. Governor Ige signed the bill today, saying, “Today I signed the Land Board’s emergency rule limiting usage of the road between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am. The rule is in effect for 120 days only and gives the state an additional tool to keep the road safe for all.
“My administration believes firmly in the right of free expression. At the same time we cannot let some people put others at risk of harm or property damage. This temporary rule helps strike that balance. I respectfully ask everyone using the road to exercise caution and obey the law.”