HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that there is a need to upgrade the methods and procedures of state motor vehicle inspections to address inefficiencies in the current system that require legislative action every time an inspection fee is amended.
The purpose of this Act is to promote efficiency while still allowing for public input by authorizing the director of transportation to adopt administrative rules related to fee changes in the motor carrier vehicle safety inspection program, including the cost to a vehicle owner for an inspection, fees collected from inspection stations, and administration of the program.
SECTION 2. Section 286-209, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsections (b), (c), and (d) to read as follows:
"(b) The director shall adopt rules pursuant to
chapter 91 for the administration and enforcement of motor carrier
vehicle safety inspections, including the maximum inspection fee charged to
vehicle owners, fees collected from the stations, the issuance of
certificates of safety inspection, the affixing of motor carrier vehicle safety
decals,] stickers, and the acceptance of certificates
of safety inspection issued in other jurisdictions.
(c) The director shall initially collect a
fee of $1.50 for each motor carrier vehicle safety inspection [
issued by motor carrier vehicle inspection stations[ .], then collect
the maximum inspection fee when the fee is established by administrative rules
pursuant to subsection (b). All
moneys [ collected] received by the department of transportation
pursuant to this section shall be [ paid] deposited into the
state highway fund.
(d) A fee of no more than $12 shall initially
be charged by a motor carrier inspection station for each safety inspection
.], then no more than the maximum inspection fee shall be
charged when the fee is established by administrative rules pursuant to
SECTION 3. Section 286-210, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§286-210 Operation of a motor carrier vehicle without
a safety inspection [
sticker. Whoever operates,
permits the operation of, causes to be operated, or parks any motor carrier
vehicle on a public highway without a current motor carrier vehicle safety
inspection [ decal,] sticker, issued under section 286-209, shall
be fined $100 for each day of the violation."
SECTION 4. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.
SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2050.
Transportation; Motor Vehicle Inspections; Administrative Rules
Expands the authority of the director of transportation over required motor carrier vehicle inspections. Authorizes the director of transportation to adopt administrative rules related to fees. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)
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