STAND. COM. REP. NO. 992-18
RE: H.B. No. 2601
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2601, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to:
(1) Create a supplemental rental motor vehicle user fee (fee) to be levied, assessed, and collected for motor vehicles rented or leased for each day, or any portion of a day, from a rental motor vehicle concession located in any airport, and authorize rental motor vehicle companies to pass the fee to their customers;
(2) Authorize the use of the revenues from the fee to pay for capacity road projects statewide; and
(3) Require the Director of Transportation to cease collecting the supplemental rental motor vehicle fee upon completion of capacity road projects statewide.
A Councilmember of the County Council of Maui and the Kihei Community Association supported this measure. The Department of the Attorney General, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Avis Budget Group, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association, and an individual opposed this measure. The Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Transportation, a Councilmember of the County of Maui, and Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2601, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair