STAND. COM. REP. NO.2477
RE: S.B. No. 2484
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2484 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPECIAL WASTES RECYCLING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purposes of this measure are to:
(1) Streamline enforcement provisions on lead-acid battery violations;
(2) Clarify disposal options for used tires and notice requirements to consumers of new tires; and
(3) Require that tire inventory payments by the rental car industry be paid annually rather than quarterly.
Your Committee finds that, with regard to tire recycling, this measure is in response to concerns raised by tire retailers and car rental companies. For tire retailers, it will provide additional flexibility while maintaining the original intent of the law to give consumers an incentive to leave their old tires at the dealers, rather than taking them home and dumping them. In addition, for motor vehicle rental companies, the change from quarterly to annually for the motor vehicle tire surcharge will allow rental companies and local dealers who sell to car rental companies to recover a portion of the tire surcharge.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2484 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair