STAND. COM. REP. NO. 991
RE: S.B. No. 1378
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 1378 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize an owner of a shipping container chassis to keep a duplicate copy of the certificate of registration within the shipping container chassis; provided that the original certificate of registration is available for inspection at the principal place of business.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Matson.
Your Committee finds that a shipping container chassis is a wheeled frame that is designed to carry a shipping container over the road. Your Committee further finds that, under existing law, owners of shipping container chassis must keep the original copy of the certificate of registration within the chassis. However, due to their design, shipping container chassis do not have the necessary compartments to properly and securely store the original certification of registration.
Although this measure allows owners of a shipping container chassis to keep a duplicate copy of a certificate of registration within the chassis, rather than the original certificate of registration, your Committee notes that this does not take into account the lack of necessary compartments in a chassis to secure and store any such document, whether a duplicate or the original. Furthermore, according to testimony received by your Committee, it is unfeasible to keep a copy of a chassis registration in a truck, as specific shipping container chassis are not assigned to specific trucks, as this would prohibit these containers from moving in the most efficient manner.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that owners of chassis used for transporting shipping containers are exempt from the requirement to keep a certificate of registration within a chassis, and permitting these businesses to keep the original certificate of registration, motor vehicle identification card, certificate of insurance, and certificate of inspection at their principal place of business within the State; 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 Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1378, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1378, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair