STAND. COM. REP. NO. 913

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 290

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 290, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VEHICLE WEIGHT TAXES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to repeal the military exemption for vehicle weight taxes on June 30, 2031.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Pono Hawaii Initiative, Young Progressives Demanding Action, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Defense, Gaylord-Dillingham Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars, Hawaii National Guard Association, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Tax Foundation of Hawaii and one individual.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the exemption repeal date to June 30, 2023.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 290, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 290, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair