HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 11, 2013

TIME:

10:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 364, HD1

(HSCR162)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Changes the State's automatic deduction of ten per cent of the gross proceeds of a county's surcharge on state tax to a deduction of a reasonable amount to reimburse the state for costs associated with handling the assessments, collection, and disposition of the county surcharge on state tax. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB364 HD1)

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1391

Status

RELATING TO THE COUNTY SURCHARGE ON STATE TAX.

Reduces the amount deducted from the county surcharge on state tax to reimburse the State for costs of assessment, collection, and disposition from 10% to 5%.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 40

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Requires motor vehicle insurers to electronically report to the insurance commissioner all existing policies within 45 days. Requires each insurer to report cancelled, nonrenewed, altered, and new policies.

 

TRN, CPC

HB 125

Status

RELATING TO NAMED OPERATOR EXCLUSION.

Authorizes a named operator exclusion to enable a named insured to exclude specified persons from being covered under a motor vehicle insurance policy. Provides that a named insured that has rejected in writing the offer of uninsured motorist coverage under a motor vehicle insurance policy, or who has knowingly allowed the operation of a motor vehicle by a person excluded as a designated operator, shall not be entitled to the rights of claim and action against the assigned insurer, with reference to the mandatory bodily injury liability policy for accidental harm. Disqualifies the coverage to an excluded operator of a motor vehicle for an accident out of which the excluded operator's accidental harm arose.

 

TRN, CPC

HB 690

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.

Increases the minimum liability coverage from $20,000 to $50,000 per person and the aggregate limit from $40,000 to $100,000 per accident for motor vehicle insurance policies.

 

TRN, CPC/JUD

HB 101

Status

RELATING TO FUEL TAX REVENUES.

Permits the county of Hawaii to appropriate the county's share of fuel tax revenue for the maintenance of substandard private subdivision roads that are used by the public. Provides that neither the State nor the county shall be required to install infrastructure improvements if the roads are thereafter sold to a private entity. Sunsets 6/30/18.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 982

Status

RELATING TO UTILITY FRANCHISES.

Allows the State Department of Transportation Highways Division to collect an equitable compensation from franchise utility companies for the use of the state right of way.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 980

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

Creates a new law prohibiting the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle within the State of Hawaii. Establishes penalties.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 584

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

Repeals the requirement for special inspection and certification of reconstructed vehicles prior to operation upon a public highway.

 

TRN, CPC

HB 1189

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Clarifies the prohibition on the modification of the exhaust system of a motorcycle or moped that amplifies or increases the noise emitted by the muffler originally installed on the motorcycle or moped. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

TRN, CPC

HB 1324

Status

RELATING TO MOPEDS.

Requires annual registration and inspection of mopeds. Requires operators of mopeds to enroll in safety courses in order to operate their mopeds. Increases the fine for modifying a moped to $1,000.

 

TRN, JUD

HB 591

Status

RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.

Amends the fiscal year and appropriation amount for the safe routes to school program special fund. Provides that funds shall not lapse to the general fund. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1080

Status

RELATING TO BICYCLES.

Requires the department to identify, fund, and establish alternative bikeway projects when establishment of bikeways on new or reconstructed roads is not practicable. Requires report.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 736

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Requires the Department of Transportation to plan, design, and construct a shared-use pathway along the mauka side of Kahekili Highway. Requires start of construction no later than . Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

TRN, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair