STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1145


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2013


RE:   S.B. No. 1214

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 1214, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure as received by your Committee is to abolish the Commission on Transportation.


     Prior to the public hearing on this measure, your Committee circulated a proposed draft of this measure and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the proposed draft.  The purpose of this proposed draft is to regulate wheel booting by, among other things, authorizing counties to enact ordinances permitting the county police department or any other designated county agent to apply a wheel boot to any motor vehicle for any parking violation.


     Your Committee scheduled a hearing and received testimony on the proposed draft.


     The Hawaii State Towing Association and a concerned individual supported this measure.


     Your Committee has amended the bill as received by adopting the proposed measure.  The amendments adopted by your Committee include:


(1)  Authorizing ordinances permitting county use of wheel boots for parking violations;


(2)  Establishing that unless authorized by a county, no person, other than the registered owner of a motor vehicle, may apply a wheel boot to a motor vehicle; and


(3)  Defining "wheel boot" to include a tire lock, denver boot, wheel clamp, or wheel immobilizer.


     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. 1214, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1214, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,