HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE FINES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
"(a) Any person who omits to perform any of the acts required by, or who commits any of the acts prohibited by, sections 291-2 to 291-33, or any rules adopted to enforce those sections, shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $1,800, except as otherwise provided.
person who omits to perform any of the acts required by, or who commits any of the
acts prohibited by, section 291-34, 291-35, or 291-36 shall be fined in accordance
with the following [
fine for a If
the excess weight is: violation shall
be: 100 to 1,500 pounds $250 1,501 to 2,000 pounds 260 2,001 to 2,500 pounds 280 2,501 to 3,000 pounds 320 3,001 to 3,500 pounds 360 3,501
to 4,000 pounds 400 4,001
to 4,500 pounds 450 4,501
to 5,000 pounds 500 5,001
to 5,500 pounds 550 5,501
to 6,000 pounds 600 6,001
to 6,500 pounds 660 6,501
to 7,000 pounds 720 7,001
to 7,500 pounds 780 7,501
to 8,000 pounds 840 8,001
to 8,500 pounds 910 8,501
to 9,000 pounds 980 9,001
to 9,500 pounds 1050 9,501
to 10,000 pounds 1120 10,001
pounds and over 1160]
(1) For excess weight of up to 100 pounds, the minimum fine for a violation shall be $250;
(2) For excess weight greater than 100 pounds, the fine for a violation shall be an additional $0.11 per pound. Example: A truck is cited for weighing 15,000 pounds in excess of the gross weight limit; the fine is $250 + (15,000-100)*$0.11 = $1,889; and
(3) The fines in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be applied to each axle and wheel group violation in addition to a gross vehicle weight violation as applicable.
If the excess dimension is: The fine shall be:
Up to 5 feet $ 50
Over 5 feet and up to 10 feet 100
Over 10 feet and up to 15 feet 150
Over 15 feet 200
For the purposes of this section, "person"
means the driver of the vehicle unless the driver is an employee in the scope and
course of employment, in which case "person" means the employer of the
driver. In the case of the transportation
of a sealed container or transportation by flatrack, "person" means[
: (1) The] the individual or company
the cargo is consigned to[ ;]
the individual or company located in the State shipping the cargo.
The consignee or the shipper shall not be cited if the power units' drive axle group is overweight, and the weight is not more than that allowed for a tandem axle with any applicable tolerances.
All penalties imposed and collected for violations of sections 291-33 to 291-36 shall be paid into the state highway fund.
The department of transportation shall institute
a system where the fine, based on the [
tables] provisions in this
subsection, may be mailed in when the citation or penalty is not to be contested. This system shall include an ability for the owner
of the vehicle or combination of vehicles to request the operator be held harmless
and the citation be transferred to that owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on June 30, 3000.
Commercial Motor Vehicle; Penalties and Fines
Amends 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. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)
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