STAND. COM. REP. NO. 327
RE: H.B. No. 1104
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 1104 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to amend the law relating to the issuance of citations for violations of section 291-35, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to vehicle gross weight, axle, and wheel loads.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Transportation receives funding from the Federal Highway Administration for infrastructure improvements and maintenance. To receive these funds, it is necessary for the Department of Transportation to follow the federal regulations for the size and weight program for motor vehicles traveling on the Interstate Systems in Hawaii. Your Committee further finds the Department of Transportation rules are intended to ensure that Hawaii's highway pavements and structures are able to safely carry vehicular traffic of the general public while minimizing premature deterioration or failure of the State's infrastructure. This measure will help the Department of Transportation ensure consistency with federal requirements, while preserving the State's highways.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, 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. 1104, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1104, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS TODD, Chair