STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1728

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 27
                                     H.D. 1
                                     




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, to which
was referred S.B. No. 27 entitled: 

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

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to provide that a person who has
placed a vehicle in storage with an unexpired certificate of
inspection, is exempt from the law requiring a new certificate to
be obtained before removing the vehicle from storage.

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from a
concerned individual.

     Your Committee notes that this bill's content is identical
to H.B. No. 851 which passed out of your Committee earlier this
session.

     It has been brought to your Committee's attention that the
constitutionality of this bill could be challenged because its
title relates to "Motor Vehicle Registration", while the subject
of the bill is a statute pertaining to county vehicular taxes.
Your Committee has received an informal oral opinion from the
Attorney General's office indicating that the bill would probably
survive such a constitutional challenge.  To allow additional
time for receipt of the Attorney General's written memorandum,
your Committee has amended the bill to leave the effective date
blank, to ensure that this bill goes to Conference Committee.

 
 
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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 27, as amended herein, and recommends that it
pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 27,
H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Consumer
                                   Protection and Commerce,



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                                   RON MENOR, Chair