STAND. COM. REP. NO.790-02
RE: S.B. No. 2277
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 S.B. No. 2277 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to authorize up to four different war or military campaign designations on a single license plate.
The Office of Veterans Services and the Department of Customer Services of the City and County of Honolulu supported the intent of this measure.
Veterans are very proud of the service they have provided, especially in times of conflict. Currently, a veteran of multiple conflicts is required to choose only one war or campaign to be reflected on a license plate because it is permanently imprinted on the plate, and there is not enough space for the listing of multiple conflict participation. Allowing veterans the option of listing their service in multiple military campaigns appears to be a fitting tribute to those who gave so much for the people of this nation.
Your Committee also feels that individuals who have received this country's highest military honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor, should also be allowed to show their status on military specialty plates.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding a new category of military specialty license plates to recognize Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, conformity, and style.
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 S.B. No. 2277, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2277, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
JOSEPH M. SOUKI, Chair