STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1854
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 Judiciary, 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 receives funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for infrastructure improvements and maintenance. To receive FHWA funds, the Department of Transportation must follow federal regulations for the size and weight for motor vehicles traveling on the interstate systems in the State. However, there are several inconsistencies, inclusions, and exclusions within the existing state rules, and they do not conform to federal regulations. This measure aligns state rules with federal regulations.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Making it effective upon its approval; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1104, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1104, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair