STAND. COM. REP. NO. 30

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 664
                                        S.D. 1




Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental
Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 664 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to allow the Director of
Finance to discard and permit new applications for inactive
special number plates that have not been assigned or registered
during the preceding three years.

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from the
Department of Customer Services, City and County of Honolulu.

     The testimony received by your Committee indicated that
there are numerous special number plates held in inventory
awaiting initial issuance or reissuance.  Many motor vehicle
records with special number plates have been inactive for a
number of years mainly due to the vehicles leaving the State of
Hawaii.  Under current law, applicants for the same
letter-numeral combination of inactive special number plates are
unable to obtain the special number plate until the next plate
change year.

     Upon consideration of all pertinent issues and testimony
presented, your Committee finds that this measure will facilitate
the issuance of special number plates and reduce the inventory of
inactive special number plates.  Your Committee has amended this
bill to include reuse of inactive license plates for antique

 
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motor vehicles that have not been assigned or registered during
the preceding three years.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs that is
attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the
intent and purpose of S.B. No. 664, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 664, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for
Third Reading.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation
                                   and Intergovernmental Affairs,



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                                   CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

 
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