STAND. COM. REP. NO. 541
RE: S.B. No. 1210
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 1210 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide the Department of Transportation with greater authority over the motor carrier vehicle safety inspection program.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the current methods and procedures of the state motor vehicle safety inspection program are inefficient. However, any time a change needs to be made the Department of Transportation must go to the Legislature and request a statutory change. This measure will make the Department of Transportation much more efficient by empowering the Director of Transportation to be able to make administrative changes without the requirement of statutory amendments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1210, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1210, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair