S.B. NO.














relating to vehicles.





SECTION 1. Section 249-5.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"249-5.5 Stored vehicles. (a) All vehicles taxable under sections 249-1, 249-2, 249-4 and 249-6 to 249-13, which are stored so that they are not used for transportation, or for the other purposes covered by section 249-2, and which were not kept on any public roadway, shall be exempt from the tax for the period of storage; provided that the owner of each vehicle shall first present to the director of finance [a signed statement of] one or more signed affidavits, sworn to under oath and notarized, stating the [fact] facts of the storage, including the dates of each period of storage and the approximate odometer readings at the beginning and end of each period of storage, together with other relevant facts as may be required by the director of finance [and shall surrender the last issued certificate of registration, license plates, and emblem for the vehicle]. If the affidavit[, certificate of registration, license plates, and emblem are presented to the director of finance after] or affidavits reflect that the vehicle was in storage for only a portion of the time that has elapsed since the expiration of the vehicle's last registration period, then the unpaid tax shall be collected at the rate in effect at that time for each calendar month not fully included in the periods of storage set forth in the affidavits, excluding any period in which the license plates could not have been validated with an emblem, plus the [fee] fees for the [currently issued license plates and emblem shall be paid in full upon presenting the affidavit.] current registration period.

(b) [The director of finance may dispose of the license plates for any vehicle whose registration has expired and the owner shall be required to purchase new license plates and a new emblem upon removing the vehicle from storage.

(c)] As a condition precedent to the removal of the vehicle from storage, the owner of the vehicle shall present to the director of finance a certificate of inspection [that was issued after the recording of the storage with the director of finance if the certificate of inspection expired during the period of storage.] for the vehicle, issued within thirty days before or after the date on which the affidavits are presented to the director of finance. Failure to present the certificate of inspection within thirty days after the date on which the affidavits are presented to the director of finance, or a discrepancy between the affidavits and the certificate of inspection shall result in cancelation of the current registration and forfeiture of all fees paid for the current registration period."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

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

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.








Report Title:

Stored Vehicles; Expired License Plates; Registration



Modifies the registration process for stored vehicles with expired license plates.




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