Abandoned Motor Vehicles

Allows the counties to increase fees, from $2 to a maximum of $5,
for certificates of registration for motor vehicles other than
U-drive motor vehicles, provided that any additional fee increase
over $2 is to be expended only to defray the additional cost in
the disposition and other related activities of abandoned or
derelict vehicles.  (SD2)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                S.D. 2
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Section 286-51, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
 3      "(b)  This part shall be administered by the director of
 4 finance in conjunction with the requirements of sections 249-1 to
 5 249-13 and shall entail no additional expense or charge to the
 6 person registering the ownership of a motor vehicle other than as
 7 provided by this section or by other laws; provided that for each
 8 new certificate of ownership issued by the director of finance
 9 under section 286-52, the director of finance may charge a fee
10 which shall be deposited in the general fund.  The fees charged
11 to issue a new certificate of ownership shall be established by
12 the county's legislative body.
13      Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, an additional
14 fee of not more than $1 for each certificate of registration for
15 a U-drive motor vehicle and $2 for each certificate of
16 registration for all other motor vehicles may be established by
17 ordinance and collected annually by the director of finance of
18 each county, to be used and administered by each county [for]:
19      (1)  For the purpose of beautification and other related

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 1           activities of highways under the ownership, control,
 2           and jurisdiction of each county[,]; and [to]
 3      (2)  To defray the additional cost in the disposition and
 4           other related activities of abandoned or derelict
 5           vehicles as prescribed in chapter 290.
 6 The $2 fee established pursuant to this subsection for
 7 certificates of registration for motor vehicles other than
 8 U-drive motor vehicles may be increased by ordinance up to a
 9 maximum of $5; provided that all amounts received from any fee
10 increase over $2 shall be expended only for the purposes of
11 paragraph (2).  The moneys so assessed and collected shall be
12 placed in a revolving fund entitled, "the highway beautification
13 and disposal of abandoned or derelict vehicles revolving fund"."
14      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
15 New statutory material is underscored.
16      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.