Report Title:

Motor Vehicle Alarm Systems; Nuisance; Speeding

Description:

Increases fines for repeatedly allowing car alarm to sound for longer than 5 minutes. Allows court to revoke driver's license for speeding more than 90 mph. (HB1770 CD1)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1770

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 2


C.D. 1

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 291-24.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]291-24.6[]] Motor vehicle alarm systems. (a) "Motor vehicle alarm system" means any device [which] that is designed or used for the detection of an unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, or for alerting others to the commission of an unlawful act, or both, and [which] that emits a sound when activated.

(b) If a motor vehicle alarm system installed in a motor vehicle is activated and emits a sound for more than five continuous minutes, the registered owner of the motor vehicle shall be fined not more than $100[.]; provided that after the third violation, the fine shall be:

(1) $250 for the fourth violation;

(2) $375 for the fifth violation; and

(3) $500 for a sixth or subsequent violation.

(c) An offense under this section shall be a violation for which a police officer shall issue a summons or citation to the registered owner of the vehicle."

SECTION 2. Section 291C-102, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"291C-102 Noncompliance with speed limit prohibited. (a) No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than a maximum speed limit and no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed less than a minimum speed limit established by county ordinance.

(b) The director of transportation with respect to highways under the director's jurisdiction may place signs establishing maximum speed limits or minimum speed limits. Such signs shall be official signs and no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than a maximum speed limit and no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed less than a minimum speed limit stated on such signs.

(c) If the maximum speed limit is exceeded by more than ten miles per hour, a surcharge of $10 shall be imposed, in addition to any other penalties, and shall be deposited into the neurotrauma special fund.

(d) In addition to the penalties prescribed by section 291C-161 and the surcharge imposed pursuant to subsection (c), the driver's license and privilege to operate a vehicle of a person who violates this section by operating a vehicle at a speed exceeding ninety miles per hour may be ordered revoked by the court for a period not to exceed five years."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2004.