STAND. COM. REP. NO.2649
RE: S.B. No. 2325
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2325, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Insurance Commissioner to raise the drivers education fund underwriters fee on each insured motor vehicle from $2 to $3.
Furthermore, this bill alters the fee allocation between the Insurance Commissioner and the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Specifically, this measure reduces the Commissioner's share from fifty per cent to one-third, and raises the Director's share from fifty per cent to two-thirds.
Your Committee finds that under present law the Commissioner's share of the fee is expended for the Judiciary driver education program while the Director's share is expended by Department of Education's driver education and traffic safety education programs.
Your Committee further finds that the fee increase is needed to accommodate the growth of the Department of Education's driver education program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2325, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair