STAND. COM. REP. NO. 177
RE: S.B. No. 227
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. 227 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SUN SCREENING DEVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal the provision requiring light transmittance of no less than thirty-five percent on side and rear windows of certain vehicles.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from T&T Tinting Specialists, Inc. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Transportation and Honolulu Police Department.
Your Committee finds that there is a conflict within current law regarding sun screening devices and glazing material, commonly called tinted windows. Currently there are restrictions on the percent of light transmittance on side and rear windows for certain vehicles while other vehicles are exempt from this limitation. This measure creates a more uniform application of existing law by repealing the provision requiring light transmittance of no less than thirty-five percent on side and rear windows of certain vehicles; provided that the vehicle is equipped with rearview mirrors on both sides.
Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an effective date of January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
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. 227, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 227, 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