STAND. COM. REP. NO. 136
RE: S.B. No. 808
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 S.B. No. 808 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Transportation to amend its administrative rules to repeal any provisions requiring the furnishing of evidence of registration as a condition precedent to receiving a certificate of inspection.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and one individual.
Your Committee finds that requiring vehicle owners to present a valid certificate of registration to receive a certificate of inspection creates an arduous three-step process if the owner's certificates of inspection and registration are both expired. The vehicle owner must engage in a back-and-forth process that creates additional traffic on the road, unnecessary complications for the vehicle owner, and extra work for safety inspection stations. Repealing provisions requiring the furnishing of evidence of a motor vehicle's registration will streamline the process for vehicle owners and safety inspection stations while also making Hawaii's roads safer.
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 S.B. No. 808 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