STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1162
RE: S.B. No. 1276
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1276, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase the Department of Transportation's authority over the motor carrier vehicle safety inspection program.
Specifically, this measure requires the Director of Transportation to adopt administrative rules for the administration and enforcement of motor carrier vehicle safety inspections, including setting the fees charged for inspections.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Transportation recognizes a need to upgrade the motor carrier vehicle safety inspections program from the current paper-based system to an electronic system. Your Committee also finds that subjecting the administration and enforcement of the program to the administrative rulemaking process will assist the department in modernizing its operations.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 1276, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1276, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair