HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

916

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 291, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"291‑   Costs. Beginning July 1, 2012, all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities shall be appropriated from the accessible parking special account established under section 348F-  ."

SECTION 2. Chapter 348F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"348F‑   Accessible parking special account. (a) The disability and communication access board shall establish and administer an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund established under section 348F-7. The accessible parking special account shall accept funds pursuant to section 249-31. All interest earned or accrued on such moneys shall become part of the special account.

(b) Moneys in the accessible parking special account shall be expended to cover the costs to administer the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities under part III of chapter 291.

(c) From each annual motor vehicle registration fee collected pursuant to section 249-31(b), $1 shall be deposited into the accessible parking special account established under subsection (a); provided that beginning July 1, 2012, if the amount of the revenue collected under this paragraph exceeds the operating expenses of the disability and communication access board at the end of each fiscal year, the excess shall be deposited into the state highway fund established by section 248-8."

SECTION 3. Section 249-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"249-31 State registration fee. (a) All vehicles and motor vehicles in the State [as defined in section 249-1], including antique motor vehicles, except as otherwise provided in sections 249-4 and 249-6, shall be subject to a [$25] $26 annual vehicle registration fee. The fee shall be paid each year together with all other taxes and fees levied by this chapter on a staggered basis as established by each county as [authorized] required by section 286-51, and the state registration for that county shall likewise be staggered so that the state registration fee is due and payable at the same time and shall be collected together with the county fee. The state registration fee shall be deemed delinquent if not paid with the county registration fee. The respective counties shall collect this fee together with the vehicle registration tax collected for the county and shall transfer the moneys collected under this section to the State.

(b) From each annual motor vehicle registration fee, the director shall deposit $20 into the state highway fund [and], $5 into the emergency medical services special fund[.], and $1 into the accessible parking special account established pursuant to section 348F- ."

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

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2012.

 


 


 

Report Title:

Parking for Disabled Persons; Special Account

 

Description:

Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account; excess funds to be transferred to the state highway fund at the end of each fiscal year. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2012. (SD1)

 

 

 

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