STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1852
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 Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1108, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE FINES,"
beg 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 Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committees find that certain roadways and transportation infrastructure may be adversely impacted by vehicles beyond permissible weight limits. To preserve roadways, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure across the State, simplifying the definitions of legal vehicle weights for commercial vehicles will provide uniform applicability. This measure will more effectively deter grossly overweight vehicles from operating without obtaining a permit.
Your Committees have amended this measure by making it effective upon its approval.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1108, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1108, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair
KARL RHOADS, Chair