STAND. COM. REP. NO. 617
RE: H.B. No. 1234
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1234, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to:
(1) Require that applications for the registration of a motor vehicle include additional information;
(2) Authorize the counties to assess a $1,000 fine against the legal or registered owner of an abandoned vehicle;
(3) Require the owner of an abandoned vehicle to pay the $1,000 fine and show proof of motor vehicle registration and insurance coverage in order to repossess the abandoned vehicle; and
(4) Require the Department of Transportation to implement a database that links the personal information required in motor vehicle registration applications with information for driver's licenses, motor vehicle registration, county and state traffic citation divisions, and motor vehicle control.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, the Honolulu Police Department, and one individual.
Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one concerned individual.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from Enterprise Holdings.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1234, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair