STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2837
RE: S.B. No. 2256
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2256 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide additional funding to the counties to address the growing number of abandoned vehicles on roadways.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Makes the motor vehicle registration fee for U-drive motor vehicles consistent with the $2 fee for all other motor vehicles; and
(2) Makes any county ordinance that increases a motor vehicle registration fee applicable to U-drive vehicles.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Office of the Mayor of the County of Maui, a member of the Maui County Council, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that while U-drive vehicles, better known as rental cars, benefit from a lower county highway beautification fee, these vehicles share the roads alongside all other vehicles and should contribute equally to highway beautification.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2256, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2256, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair