STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2577
RE: S.B. No. 2099
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 2099, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Amend the definition of "autocycle" to better accommodate various models of autocycles available in the autocycle industry; and
(2) Change the licensing requirement for the operation of autocycles to align with the intent of the legislation that created the "autocycle" category.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Polaris Industries, Inc.
Your Committee finds that autocycles provide an environmentally friendly and space-saving alternative to larger cars. Your Committee notes that during the establishment of the autocycle category in the Hawaii Highway Safety Act, a reference to a category 2 motorcycle driver's license, rather than a category 3 passenger car driver's license, for operation of an autocycle was mistakenly inserted. This measure is necessary to correct that error and require a category 3 driver's license, which will maximize the accessibility of autocycles, thereby reducing traffic congestion and fossil fuel usage in Hawaii, while still ensuring roadway safety.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2099, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair