STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1704_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 700
                                     S.D. 2
                                     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 Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred S.B. No. 700, S.D. 2, entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LOW-SPEED VEHICLES,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to adopt regulations for
Neighborhood Electric Vehicles ("NEV's") in Hawaii's motor
vehicle laws.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill
from MMS, Inc. and Miniature Motorsports of Hawaii.

     Your Committee finds that NEV's can be a low cost,
environmentally friendly alternative method of transportation
within neighborhoods.  Encouraging the use of NEV's and the
development of an electric vehicle industry in Hawaii could also
create business and employment opportunities.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1)  Modifying its findings and purpose section; and

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for
          purposes of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to

 
 
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this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 700, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto
as S.B. No. 700, S.D. 2, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,



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                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair