STAND. COM. REP. NO. 371

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 253

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 253 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to prohibit a person from knowingly or intentionally:

 

(1) Manufacturing, importing, installing, reinstalling, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any counterfeit supplemental restraint system, nonfunctional airbag, or airbag that does not meet federal safety requirements; and

 

(2) Selling, offering for sale, installing, or reinstalling any device that causes a motor vehicle's diagnostic system to fail to warn that the motor vehicle is equipped with a counterfeit supplemental restraint system, a non-functional airbag, or that no airbag is installed.

 

Honda North America, Inc., National Insurance Crime Bureau, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 253, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 253, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Consumer Protection & Commerce and Judiciary.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,

 

 

 

 

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HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair