Report Title:

Drivers Ed; Fees

 

Description:

Transfers the drivers education underwriters fee for motorcycles or motor scooter from the University of Hawaii community colleges to the Department of Transportation.(HB1731 HD1)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1731

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO DRIVERS EDUCATION FUND UNDERWRITERS FEES.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. The department of transportation has canceled its agreement with the University of Hawaii community colleges to coordinate motorcycle and motor scooter education classes, and has taken over responsibility for administering the rider education program.

Since the university is no longer administering the state motorcycle program, funding for the program is being transferred to the department of transportation.

In addition, the fee is being increased to provide funding for motorcycle and motor scooter public information and education programs, and to implement recommendations by the blue ribbon motorcycle assessment team.

SECTION 2. Section 431:10G-107, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"431:10G-107 Drivers education fund underwriters fee. (a) The commissioner shall assess and levy upon each insurer, and self-insurer, a drivers education fund underwriters fee of $2 a year on each motorcycle or motor scooter insured by each insurer or self-insurer. This fee shall be due and payable [in full] on an annual basis by means and at a time to be determined by the commissioner.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit these fees into a special drivers education fund account.

(c) The fees deposited for each fiscal year shall be distributed to [and expended by] the [University of Hawaii community colleges] department of transportation for the [operation] administration of a drivers education program for operators of motorcycles or motor scooters. The department of transportation is authorized to spend these funds for the purposes of this section."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.