STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1271
RE: H.B. No. 1104
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.B. No. 1104, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal the exemption 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 received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Transportation oversees hundreds of miles of highways and associated infrastructure across the State. Presently, the Department of Transportation receives funding from the Federal Highway Administration for infrastructure improvements and maintenance that are contingent upon adherence to federal regulations for the size and weight program for motor vehicles traveling on the Interstate Systems. This measure conforms existing law with federal regulations to minimize premature deterioration to public infrastructure while also ensuring the safety of all roadway users.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1104, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts,
CHRIS LEE, Chair