THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

308

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to mopeds.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that noise pollution is a serious problem affecting quality of life, particularly in urban areas. Loud internal combustion engine mopeds are significant contributors that have raised ongoing concerns in communities throughout the State. Mopeds with factory mufflers are often many times louder than larger motorcycles that have greater engine displacement and robust exhaust baffles.

The purpose of this Act is to, beginning January 1, 2023, prohibit a retailer from selling or offering for sale any combustion engine-powered moped unless the moped was initially purchased in a consumer transaction prior to January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. Chapter 286, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"286-   Sale of new combustion engine-powered mopeds; prohibited; civil penalty; enforcement. (a) Beginning January 1, 2023, no retailer shall sell or offer for sale any combustion engine-powered moped unless the moped was initially purchased in a consumer transaction prior to January 1, 2023.

(b) This section shall not be construed to prohibit any individual or retailer from reselling, renting, or offering for resale or rent a combustion engine‑powered moped that was initially purchased in a consumer transaction prior to January 1, 2023.

(c) Any person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $1,000 for each separate offense. Each violation shall constitute a separate offense.

(d) For purposes of this section "retailer" means a person or entity that engages in the practice of selling mopeds to consumers."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Combustion Engine-powered Mopeds; Sale; Prohibition; Penalty

 

Description:

Prohibits a retailer from selling or offering for sale combustion engine-powered mopeds beginning January 1, 2023.

 

 

 

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