STAND. COM. REP. NO.2997
RE: H.B. No. 187
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. 187, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RECONSTRUCTED VEHICLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide that the State's reconstructed vehicle laws do not apply to reconstructed vehicles in a county with a population of less than 500,000 persons if that county has adopted its own reconstructed vehicle ordinance.
Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association.
Your Committee finds that the amendments in this measure will give the neighbor islands more independence and discretion to determine how best to license and register reconstructed vehicles if they choose to do so.
However, your Committee also finds that there are some safety concerns raised by this measure, and has amended this measure by changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, for purposes of further discussion on this issue.
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. 187, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 187, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair