STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1698
                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 957
                                     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 Committees on Consumer Protection and Commerce and
Human Services and Housing, to which was referred S.B. No. 957,
S.D. 2, entitled: 

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

beg leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1)  Extend from 1999 to June 30, 2000, the date by which
          the Motor Vehicle Insurance Benefits Task Force (Task
          Force) is to report its findings and recommendations to
          the Legislature and Governor;

     (2)  Require the Task Force to develop a plan for balancing
          maximum coverage and benefits for victims of motor
          vehicle accidents with the lowest possible cost for
          purchasers of motor vehicle insurance; and

     (3)  Provide free motor vehicle insurance coverage to
          persons receiving public assistance benefits in the
          form of medical services prior to July 1, 1994, and who
          continue to receive those benefits.

     The Protection and Advocacy Agency of Hawaii and numerous
individuals testified in support of this bill.  The Department of
Human Services and the Department of Commerce and Consumer
Affairs commented on this bill.


 
 
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     Your Committees have amended this bill by:

     (1)  Extending the effective date of the bill to July 1,
          2010, to facilitate further discussion on this bill;
          and

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

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your
Committees on Consumer Protection and Commerce and Human Services
and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees are
in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 957, S.D. 2, as
amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the
form attached hereto as S.B. No. 957, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be
placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committees on Consumer
                                   Protection and Commerce and
                                   Human Services and Housing,

                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
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DENNIS ARAKAKI, Chair              RON MENOR, Chair