STAND. COM. REP. NO. 362

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 160

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 160, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to subject U-drive motor vehicles to the same motor vehicle registration fees as other motor vehicles.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Kauai Police Department, Department of Finance of the County of Kauai, and Hawaii State Association of Counties.

 

Your Committee finds that under existing law the registration fee for U-drive motor vehicles, or rental motor vehicles, is less than all other motor vehicles.  Your Committee believes the existing registration fee for rental motor vehicles does not equally reflect the actual amount rental motor vehicles use the State's roadways. Your Committee further finds that implementation of the highway beautification fee on an equal basis will help provide much needed funding to help defray costs associated with disposing of abandoned vehicles.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 160, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair