STAND. COM. REP. NO. 81

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 60

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 60 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of special number license plates solely for electric vehicles.  The fees from these plates will commemorate and support the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS).

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office, Department of Customer Services of the City and County of Honolulu, Polynesian Voyaging Society, and fifteen individuals.

 

     Your Committee finds that the Legislature has from time to time authorized special decorative or commemorative license plates, the proceeds of which fund various causes and organizations.  A prominent example of this is the popular Hawaii National Park license plates depicting Haleakala National Park or Volcanoes National Park, where a portion of the license plate fee is used to support Hawaii's national parks. 

 

     Your Committee further finds that PVS has great cultural and promotional value to the State and people of Hawaii.  This measure will serve to commemorate PVS' alignment with and commitment to a sustainable future for the planet and will provide financial support that will help PVS continue their mission of perpetuating the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.

 

     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. 60 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair