HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1050

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to provide the director of transportation greater authority over the motor carrier vehicle safety inspection program so that the cost to a vehicle owner for an inspection, the fees collected from inspection stations, and the administration of the program can be changed by amending administrative rules pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes. There is a need to upgrade the methods and procedures of state motor vehicle inspections because the current system is inefficient in that legislation needs to be passed every time an inspection fee is amended.

SECTION 2. Section 286-209, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsections (b), (c), and (d) to read as follows:

"(b) The director shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 for the administration and enforcement of motor carrier vehicle safety inspections, including the maximum inspection fee charged to vehicle owners, fees collected from the stations, the issuance of certificates of safety inspection, the affixing of motor carrier vehicle safety inspection [decals,] stickers, and the acceptance of certificates of safety inspection issued in other jurisdictions.

(c) The director shall initially collect a fee of $1.50 for each motor carrier vehicle safety inspection [decal] sticker issued by motor carrier vehicle inspection stations[.], then collect the maximum inspection fee when the fee is established by administrative rules pursuant to subsection (b). All moneys [collected] received by the department of transportation pursuant to this section shall be [paid] deposited into the state highway fund.

(d) A fee of no more than $12 shall initially be charged by a motor carrier inspection station for each safety inspection performed[.], then no more than the maximum inspection fee shall be charged when the fee is established by administrative rules pursuant to subsection (b)."

SECTION 3. Section 286-210, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"286-210 Operation of a motor carrier vehicle without a safety inspection [decal.] sticker. Whoever operates, permits the operation of, causes to be operated, or parks any motor carrier vehicle on a public highway without a current motor carrier vehicle safety inspection [decal,] sticker, issued under section 286-209, shall be fined $100 for each day of the violation."

SECTION 5. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Transportation; Motor Vehicle Inspections

 

Description:

Expands authority of the Director of Transportation over required motor carrier vehicle inspections.

 

 

 

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