STAND. COM. REP. NO. 387
RE: S.B. No. 1277
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 1277 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to amend the law relating to registration renewals and initial registrations of motor carrier vehicles of any motor carrier who has an outstanding federal out-of-service order.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Transportation's Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) is funded through a federal grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Eligible activities of the MCSAP include commercial motor vehicle inspections and compliance reviews. The Performance Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) is a federal program that identifies motor carriers that are under a federal out-of-service order because those motor carriers have not corrected safety deficiencies found in compliance review inspections. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act was passed in December of 2015, and made PRISM mandatory for all states as a condition of receiving MCSAP grant funding. This measure will allow the State to qualify under PRISM, and thus continue to receive MCSAP funding.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting a definition for "out-of-service order" as provided by the Department of Transportation; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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 S.B. No. 1277, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1277, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair