STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1244

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 663
                                     S.D. 1
                                     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 Transportation, to which was referred S.B.
No. 663, S.D. 1, entitled: 

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

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to make it more convenient for
motorists to register their new vehicles.

     Your Committee finds that temporary license plates may be
used on new vehicles, pending registration, for not more than
twenty days after purchase.  Your Committee further finds that
the twenty-day limit for utilization of temporary plates may be a
hardship on some motorists due to work and other commitments.
Your Committee also finds that registrants bringing their
vehicles from the Mainland have thirty days in which to complete
State registration.

     This bill proposes to extend the time period for the
registration of new motor vehicles from twenty to thirty days,
making the time period consistent with that for vehicles brought
in from the Mainland.

     Testimony in support of this bill was received from the City
and County of Honolulu.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by making a technical,
nonsubstantive amendment for purposes of style and clarity.

 
 
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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 S.B. No.
663, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 663, S.D.
1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

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



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                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair