STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2571
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 Transportation, 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 promote recognition of the Polynesian Voyaging Society by authorizing the issuance of special number license plates promoting the Polynesian Voyaging Society to be made available for electric vehicles.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office; Elemental Excelerator, Inc.; Polynesian Voyaging Society; Big Island Electric Vehicle Association; The Spoehr Foundation; Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc.; Hokulea; Forbidden Valley Farms, LLC; Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management; and ninety-five individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that specialty license plates can help promote recognition of a cause of public interest while also providing an opportunity for fundraising. Obtaining a specialty license plate requires payment of a fee, part of which is paid to the cause or group that the specialty license plate represents. This measure will allow electric vehicle owners to support the Polynesian Voyaging Society by purchasing a specialty license plate commemorating the Hōkūle‘a.
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. 2103 and recommends that it pass Second Reading 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