STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1269
RE: H.B. No. 1108
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. 1108, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE FINES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to amend the law relating to vehicle weight violations by replacing the fine schedule and increasing the potential fines based on multitude and magnitude of vehicle weight violations.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the State's highway infrastructure transports thousands of users each day. However, certain roadways may experience greater strain resulting from grossly overweight vehicles in addition to typical volume. This measure preserves the State's crucial roadway and bridge infrastructure while also ensuring public safety for 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. 1108, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts,
CHRIS LEE, Chair