Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   H.B. No. 1089

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 1089 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to mitigate the burdens of obtaining a yearly certificate of motor vehicle inspection, while maintaining public safety, by requiring that motor vehicle inspections be conducted every two years rather than annually.


     Street Bikers United Hawaii testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Transportation testified in opposition to this measure.


     Annual safety inspections performed on motor vehicles serve the public interest by ensuring that vehicles being driven on Hawaii's roadways are in a safe operating condition.  However, these annual safety inspections cost considerable time and money for Hawaii's drivers.  Additionally, new requirements for photographs and other paperwork have led to a longer and more complicated safety inspection process and wait times to schedule an annual safety inspection in some communities can be over one week long.

     Your Committee finds that requiring vehicle inspections every two years rather than every year will save consumers, businesses, and government agencies considerable time, energy, and money without compromising safety on the roadways.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion.


     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 H.B. No. 1089, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1089, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.


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