STAND. COM. REP. NO.  168-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2684

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 2684 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to amend the fees and charges collected by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and civil penalties imposed upon motor carriers and require that a percentage of these moneys collected by the PUC be used for expenditures relating to the enforcement of motor carrier laws, including but not limited to expenditures for enforcement personnel.  


     The Public Utilities Commission and the Hawaii Transportation Association provided comments to this measure.  


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Specifying that the Motor Carrier Law, including the fees and penalties subject to this measure, applies to all motor carriers, regardless of whether the motor carrier has obtained a certificate of public convenience or necessity or contract carrier permit;


     (2)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency and style.


     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. 2684, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2684, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.



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