STAND. COM. REP. NO. 55

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 602

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 Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 602 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to exempt from the vehicle weight tax a noncommercial motor vehicle of a military member who is assigned to a unit outside of the State, is a member in good standing, and claims Hawaii as the state of legal residence for purposes of withholding state income taxes from the member's military pay.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. The Department of Transportation opposed this measure. The Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 602, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 602, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Transportation.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair