STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2545
RE: S.B. No. 3176
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 3176 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide that any authorization by a county director of finance for an electric method of motor vehicle registration shall extend to all types of motor vehicles.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Transportation Association; Matson; and Servco Pacific, Inc; Trucking Co., LTD.; and Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Maui Chamber of Commerce.
Your Committees find that under existing law, only personal motor vehicles are authorized to electronically submit registration documents to the State and respective county agency. Even in this digital age, registration for all other types of motor vehicles still require the submission of paper documents. Your Committees find that the means and methods of accepting documents via electronic means are already in place and that the State and counties can easily accept electronic documents for all types of motor vehicles. This measure will save time and money for the State, counties, and various automobile related service companies by authorizing the acceptance of electronic documents for registration or renewal applications via electronic means.
Your Committees have amended this measure by authorizing electronic submission of documents for initial registration or registration renewal for intermodal equipment, in addition to all types of motor vehicles.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Transportation that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3176, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3176, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Transportation,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair