STAND. COM. REP. NO. 336
RE: S.B. No. 792
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. 792 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase the penalties for violating certain provisions relating to the installation or possession of noisy mufflers.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Waikiki Neighborhood Board No. 9.
Your Committee finds that many residents are concerned with the noise pollution from loud mufflers, particularly from motorcycles and mopeds. The excessive noise from these mufflers can have negative impacts on public health and safety, as well as quality of life. Your Committee further finds that existing law and penalties have done little to deter violators from installing or possessing excessively noisy mufflers. This measure will increase the fines that may be issued for violating the loud muffler laws.
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. 792 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair