STAND. COM. REP. NO. 12
RE: H.B. No. 72
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 72 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRIC FOOT SCOOTERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish a framework for the regulation of electric foot scooters by the State and counties; and
(2) Amend definitions of "moped" to exclude electric foot scooters.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, County of Kauai Department of Planning, City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services, Honolulu Police Department, Lime, and Spin. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' Insurance Division.
Your Committee finds that this measure was developed with the involvement of several interested stakeholders to better ensure the safe and equitable use of electric foot scooters in Hawaii. Your Committee further finds that it is in the public's interest to maintain current personal injury protection benefits coverage for individuals using or operating electric foot scooters.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Retaining personal injury protection benefits for any individual sustaining injuries while using or operating an electric foot scooter; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 72, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 72, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair