STAND. COM. REP. NO.2899
RE: H.B. No. 1723
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 1723 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to exempt a person involved in an accident during the normal course of the person's employment from the security and suspension requirements of chapter 287, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the City and County of Honolulu Department of Customer Services.
Your Committee finds that current law allows an exemption if the vehicle being operated is owned by the employer, but not in the case of an employee driving a vehicle for work purposes that is not owned by the employer, such as an auto mechanic test driving a car being repaired. This measure will correct this inequity.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1723, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committees on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing and Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair