STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1524-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   S.B. No. 2726

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2726, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to permit all-terrain vehicles and utility-terrain vehicles that are used as farm equipment to be driven on certain streets, provided that:


(1)  Specified conditions of operation are met; and


(2)  The vehicle falls under the definitions established by this measure.


This measure also imposes a fine for violation of its terms.


     The Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc.; Hawaii Farm Bureau; Maui County Farm Bureau; and a few concerned citizens testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Transportation and Maui Police Department testified with comments on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Authorizing city, county, and state workers on neighbor islands to use all-terrain vehicles and utility-terrain vehicles to travel on streets while acting within the scope of their official duties;


(2)  Including all-terrain vehicles and utility-terrain vehicles under the definition of farm equipment, when used to help with farming; and


(3)  Providing that all-terrain vehicles and utility-terrain vehicles operated under these conditions shall not be regulated as motor vehicles.


     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. 2726, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2726, S.D. 2, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,