STAND. COM. REP. NO. 604
RE: S.B. No. 1276
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1276 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to allow the Director of Transportation to update the motor carrier vehicle safety inspection program by authorizing changes made to the program be done through administrative rules.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the City and County of Honolulu Department of Customer Services.
Your Committees find that there is a need to update and improve the methods and procedures of the motor carrier vehicle safety inspection program. Your Committees believe that rather than having to enact legislation every year to address any issues with the motor carrier vehicle inspection program, it is more efficient to authorize the Director of Transportation to adopt rules to administer and enforce the program. This will provide for a more efficient means of making any necessary changes, while still allowing input from the public regarding any changes to the program.
Your Committees have amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation 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. 1276, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1276, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair