STAND. COM. REP. NO.187-02
RE: H.B. No. 2203
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 2203 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NEW BICYCLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to eliminate the need for bicycle licensure and registration and their required fees.
Specifically this bill eliminates the requirement for:
(1) Bicycle purchasers to complete a license application form furnished by the director of finance, and provided by the dealer selling the bicycle, at the time of first purchase;
(2) The dealer to transmit a copy of this registration application to the buyer and the director of finance; and
(3) The dealer to collect the required fees from the buyer and to transmit these fees to the director of finance.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from a private citizen.
Current bicycle registration procedures and fees are outdated. Moreover, these fees appear to be excessive given the low cost of bicycles that are available on the market today.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2203 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
JOSEPH M. SOUKI, Chair