STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3139
RE: H.B. No. 2161
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation and Energy, to which was referred H.B. No. 2161 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VEHICLE INSPECTION STATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to change the penalty for improper motor vehicle inspections at inspection stations from revocation or suspension of the station's operating permit to a fine.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that inspection stations performing improper motor vehicle inspections can lead to vehicles that are unsafe for driving. This not only endangers the driver, but other drivers and pedestrians as well. Your Committee understands the consequences that revocation or suspension of a station's operating permit may have for a station's employees but also notes that while fines can be an appropriate punishment to encourage compliance, your Committee notes that fines can be particularly harmful to smaller stations.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Energy that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2161, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2161, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Energy,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair