HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Greggor Ilagan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

TIME:

10:00A.M

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1195

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Requires the department of transportation, in collaboration with the department of Hawaiian home lands, to develop plans for the construction of secondary access roads for the Waianae district of leeward Oahu. Appropriates funds to develop the construction plans.

 

TRN, JHA, FIN

HB 598

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products. Includes e-liquid and electronic smoking devices within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Allocates a portion of funds collected from excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs concerning the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices. Effective January 1, 2022.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 824

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Requires any express carrier company, common or contract carrier, or other person that transports liquor from outside the State for delivery in the State to prepare and file a monthly report with the liquor commission or liquor control adjudication board of each county in which deliveries are made.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 485

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Increases the amount of the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax from $5 to $8. Effective 1/1/2023.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 408

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Ensures the collection of the state general excise tax in instances in which the transportation of passengers is furnished by common carriers by the use of aircraft when the collection of the tax is not prohibited by federal law. Limits imposition of tax to flights that occur within the airspace of a single island of the State.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 333

Status

RELATING TO PEER-TO-PEER CAR-SHARING.

Authorizes peer-to-peer car-sharing. Establishes the peer-to-peer car sharing surcharge tax.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 795

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the department of defense to conduct a vulnerability study that provides recommendations for areas in the State that should be protected by decorative bollards and submit a report to the legislature.

 

TRN, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 5, 2021, 10:00AM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1094

Status

RELATING TO CONCESSIONS.

Provides the department of transportation with more flexibility and discretion to address substantial hardship situations that impact airport concession contracts.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 35

Status

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Establishes the shipping container inspection program and shipping container inspection program special fund. Increases the maximum fine for each violation of the fireworks law. Requires PSD to submit reports to the legislature on implementation of the shipping container inspection program.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair