HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Joseph M. Souki, Chair

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2679

Status

RELATING TO HYBRID BICYCLES.

Clarifies the definition of bicycle to include electric motor bicycles for purposes of county vehicular taxes and the statewide traffic code. Specifies type of bicycles to be allowed to be transported on public busses.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2952

Status

RELATING TO MOPEDS.

Convenes a task force to explore the feasibility of treating mopeds like motorcycles in certain instances.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2898

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Requires all operators and passengers of motorcycles and motor scooters to wear safety helmets.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2263

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Permits a provisional licensee to obtain a driver's license at age 18 even if the person has held the provisional license for less than 6 months.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2726

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts lessors from the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax when renting an electric vehicle.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1976

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Appropriates funds from the Rental Motor Vehicle Customer Facility Charge Special Fund to fund various car rental facility projects statewide.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2370

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Raises rental motor vehicle customer facility charge from $1/day to $4.50/day. Appropriates funds out of the rental motor vehicle customer facility charge special fund for multiple purposes.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2602

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Create a new law for distracted driving for drivers who operate any mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle on the highways within the State of Hawaii to further define the penalties for reckless drivers will be a deterrent and result in safer roadways.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 2693

Status

RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINTS.

Amends law to prohibit the transport of a child under 8 years of age in a motor vehicle on a public highway in the State, when a parent or legal guardian is present in the motor vehicle, except under certain circumstances. Allows children under the age of 8 and under 4 feet and 9 inches in height to ride in the front seat of a motor vehicle, under certain circumstances.

 

TRN, JUD

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

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Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Chair