STAND. COM. REP. NO.152-02
RE: H.B. No. 1722
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1722 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to reduce the motor vehicle safety inspection requirement for heavy commercial vehicles from every six months to once a year.
Testimony in support of this bill was received from the
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company, and the Hawaii Transportation Association.
Your Committee finds that under federal and state motor vehicle safety regulations, detailed safety inspections of commercial vehicles are required annually. In Hawaii, safety inspections for heavy commercial vehicles are required on a semiannual basis.
Your Committee further finds that commercial motor vehicles undergo daily inspections performed by vehicle operators, both prior to, and after the vehicle has been driven, and that these inspections must be documented for possible inspection by federal and state motor carrier enforcement agencies. In addition, preventive maintenance is performed on a periodic, systematic basis, and these vehicles are also subject to roadside vehicle inspections by the State Motor Vehicle Safety Office.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1722 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce,
KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair