HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2018
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
relating to abandoned vehicles.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that abandoned vehicles on public roads are a widespread environmental disaster that can impact human health and safety.
The purpose of this Act is to require the counties to remove and dispose of abandoned vehicles on public roads within ten business days.
SECTION 2. Section 290-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) The counties [
may] shall cause
vehicles that have been abandoned to be taken into custody and disposed of[ .]
within ten business days of abandonment.
For the purposes of this subsection, a vehicle is "abandoned"
if it is defined to be abandoned by an ordinance of the county in which the
vehicle is located. In the absence of
such an ordinance, a vehicle is "abandoned" if it is left unattended
for a continuous period of more than twenty-four hours and it is unlawfully
parked on any public highway or other public property or private lands defined
as a setback, shoulder, easement, or right of way that is adjacent to or part
of a public highway. The mayors of the
several counties may designate an agency within their counties to carry out the
functions and requirements of this section.
The term "agency" means any office, department, or other
governmental unit of the county."
SECTION 3. The department of transportation shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Abandoned Vehicles; Removal and Disposal; Counties; Public Roads
Requires the counties to remove and dispose of abandoned vehicles on public roads within ten business days.
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