THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

604

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION FEES.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 249-31.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending its title and subsection (a) 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[. This]; provided that this exemption shall not extend to [vehicles] any vehicle used for commercial purposes, nor to more than one vehicle owned by the disabled veteran."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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 on July 1, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Motor Vehicles; Registration Fees; 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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