HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

992

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO CAR REGISTRATION FEE EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 249-31.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]249-31.5[]] Exemptions [[]from registration fees[]] for certain vehicles; disabled veterans. (a) A disabled veteran who:

(1) Is a resident of Hawaii;

(2) Has been other than dishonorably discharged from the United States uniformed armed forces; and

(3) Is determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor to have a service-connected one hundred per cent disability rating for compensation or a service-connected disability rating of one hundred per cent; and

(4) Is in receipt of disability retirement pay from any branch of the uniformed armed forces,

shall be exempt from payment of all annual vehicle registration fees as required by section 249-31[.] and the tax imposed under this chapter. This exemption shall not extend to vehicles used for commercial purposes, nor to more than one vehicle owned by the disabled veteran.

(b) The director of the office of veterans' services, in consultation with the policy advisory board on [[]veterans'[]] services, shall submit a report to the legislature and the department of taxation no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session providing the legislature and the department of taxation with the total number of disabled veterans who qualify under this section for the exemption from annual vehicle registration fees[.] and the tax imposed under this chapter."

SECTION 2. This Act shall apply to motor vehicle registrations issued or renewed after July 1, 2019.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act upon its approval, shall take effect on July 1, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Car Registration Fee Exemption For Disabled Veterans

 

Description:

Repeals requirement that a disabled veteran be in receipt of disability retirement pay in order to be exempt from the payment of annual vehicle registration fees.

 

 

 

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