STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2980
RE: S.B. No. 2103
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2103 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of special electric vehicle license plates to commemorate the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office, Elemental Excelerator, Polynesian Voyaging Society, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that authorizing the issuance of special electric vehicle license plates commemorating the Polynesian Voyaging Society will encourage the increased use of electric vehicles in the State.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that nothing in the new section to be added to Chapter 249, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be construed as applying to any special number plates issued pursuant to section 249-9.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (relating to special number plates that commemorate Haleakala National Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park);
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 2103, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2103, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair