HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

989

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 291, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding to part III a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"291- Costs. Beginning July 1, 2022, all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities shall be appropriated from the accessible parking special account established under section 348F- ."

SECTION 2. Chapter 348F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"348F- Accessible parking special account. (a) The disability and communication access board shall establish and administer an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund established under section 348F-7. The accessible parking special account shall accept funds pursuant to section 249-31. All interest earned or accrued on such moneys shall become part of the special account.

(b) Moneys in the accessible parking special account shall be expended to cover the costs to administer the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities under part III of chapter 291.

(c) From each annual motor vehicle registration fee collected pursuant to section 249-31 (b), $1 shall be deposited into the accessible parking special account established under subsection (a)."

SECTION 3. Section 249-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"249-31 State registration fee. (a) All vehicles and motor vehicles in the State as defined in section 249-1, including antique motor vehicles, except as otherwise provided in sections 249-4, 249-6, and 249-31.5, shall be subject to a [$45] $46 annual vehicle registration fee; provided that electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles shall pay an annual vehicle registration surcharge fee of $50, which shall be assessed and collected beginning with the first registration renewal for every electric vehicle and alternative fuel vehicle and shall be deposited into the state highway fund established under section 248-8. The fee shall be paid each year together with all other taxes and fees levied by this chapter on a staggered basis as established by each county as authorized by section 286-51, and the state registration for that county shall likewise be staggered so that the state registration fee is due and payable at the same time and shall be collected together with the county fee. The state registration fee shall be deemed delinquent if not paid with the county registration fee. The respective counties shall collect this fee together with the vehicle registration tax collected for the county and shall transfer the moneys collected under this section to the State.

(b) In addition to the annual vehicle registration surcharge fee, for each annual motor vehicle registration fee, the director shall deposit $40 into the state highway fund [and], $5 into the emergency medical services special fund[.], and $1 into the accessible parking special account established pursuant to section 348F- ."

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2022.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Parking for Persons with a Disability, Funding

 

Description:

Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2022.

 

 

 

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