STAND. COM. REP. NO.2772
RE: S.B. No. 2320
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2320 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require heavy commercial vehicles to undergo a safety inspection once a year, rather than every six months.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Hawaii Transportation Association, and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
Your Committees find that the current time frames for vehicular safety inspections are unnecessarily burdensome. Although highway safety is an issue of paramount importance to the public, your Committees find that the time periods between safety inspections can be lengthened without compromising public safety.
Your Committees further find that operators of heavy commercial vehicles often perform safety inspections of those vehicles in the regular course of business, and that it is unnecessary to require a state-sponsored inspection more than once a year.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2320, and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair