STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1373

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021

 

RE:   S.B. No. 60

      S.D. 1

      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 Culture, Arts, & International Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 60, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to authorize the issuance of special license plates for electric vehicles to commemorate the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Polynesian Voyaging Society and seven individuals.

 

     Your Committee finds that a special license plate will support the ongoing work done by the Polynesian Voyaging Society to preserve and promote the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging.

 

     Your Committee finds that H.B. No. 627, H.D. 1, a substantially similar measure, was previously passed by the House and is preferred.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Deleting its contents and inserting the contents of H.B. 627, H.D. 1, a measure that authorizes the issuance of special license plates to commemorate the Polynesian Voyaging Society to any registered owner of all motor vehicles, rather than only electric vehicles;

 

     (2)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2065, to encourage further discussion; and

 

     (3)  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 Culture, Arts, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 60, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 60, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair