STAND. COM. REP. NO. 74

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 851
                                     




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B.
No. 851 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to amend the statute relating to the removal of a vehicle from
storage.

     Your Committee finds that before a vehicle may be removed
from storage, the owner must present a certificate of inspection
that was issued after the recording of the storage to the
director of finance.  Your Committee further finds that there are
situations in which the current certificate of inspection is
still valid at the time of the request for the removal of a
vehicle from storage.    

     This bill proposes to require a new certificate of
inspection only when the existing certificate has expired.

     Testimony in support of this bill was received from a
citizen who places three vehicles in storage each year for three
months while on the Mainland.  Testimony in opposition to this
bill was received from the City and County of Honolulu, citing
the reason that vehicles are often stored because they are
already defective.


 
 
 
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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
851 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to
the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation,



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                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair