STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1418
RE: S.B. No. 755
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 755, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require lessors of rental motor vehicles to include an option for the lessee in the motor vehicle rental agreement to contribute a sum to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the preservation and protection of the environment.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Avis Budget Group and Enterprise Holdings.
Your Committee finds that the preservation and protection of the State's natural resources are critical for the continued livelihood and enjoyment of residents and visitors. Your Committee further finds that people are willing to donate to the preservation and protection of the environment if given the chance and if it is communicated that their donation will go to such preservation and protection activities. This measure establishes another mechanism that allows the State to gather additional resources to preserve and protect the environment.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 755, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair