STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2294
RE: S.B. No. 2240
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation and Energy and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2240 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VEHICLES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to allow the owner of a vehicle, at the time of vehicle registration, to designate a beneficiary to whom ownership of the vehicle will be transferred upon the death of the owner.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from one individual.
Your Committees find that owners of motor vehicles do not always prepare for the ownership of their vehicle after they die. The absence of legal ownership can then lead to complications about vehicle ownership, annual registration and safety checks, maintenance, and abandonment. By allowing the owner to designate a beneficiary, some of these complications can be alleviated.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation and Energy and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2240 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation and Energy and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair