THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1403

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 286-209, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"286-209 Safety inspection of motor carrier vehicles. (a) Motor carrier vehicles, including but not limited to trucks, truck-tractors, semitrailers, trailers, or pole trailers, having a gross vehicle weight rating of more than ten thousand pounds, motor carrier vehicles having a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or less which transport passengers in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise, including car rental transport vehicles, and motor carrier vehicles used in transporting material found by the United States Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous under 49 U.S.C. section 5103 and transported in a quantity requiring placarding under 49 C.F.R., subtitle B, chapter I, subchapter C, shall be inspected and certified annually.

(b) The director shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 for the administration and enforcement of motor carrier vehicle safety inspections, including the maximum inspection fee to vehicle owners, fees collected from the stations, the issuance of certificates of safety inspection, the affixing of motor carrier vehicle safety inspection [decals,] stickers, and the acceptance of certificates of safety inspection issued in other jurisdictions.

(c) The director shall initially collect a fee of $1.50 for each motor carrier vehicle safety inspection [decal] sticker issued by motor carrier vehicle inspection stations[.], then collect the maximum inspection fee when the fee is established by administrative rules pursuant to subsection (b). All moneys [collected] received by the department of transportation pursuant to this section shall be [paid] deposited into the state highway fund.

(d) A fee of no more than $12 shall initially be charged by a motor carrier inspection station for each safety inspection performed[.], then no more than the maximum inspection fee shall be charged when the fee is established by administrative rules pursuant to subsection (b).

(e) For the purposes of this section, "car rental transport vehicles" means motor carrier vehicles used to transport customers to or from car rental sites."

SECTION 2. Section 286-210, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"286-210 Operation of a motor carrier vehicle without a safety inspection [decal.] sticker. Whoever operates, permits the operation of, causes to be operated, or parks any motor carrier vehicle on a public highway without a current motor carrier vehicle safety inspection [decal,] sticker, issued under section 286-209, shall be fined $100 for each day of the violation."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Motor Vehicle Inspection Program; Authorization to Amend Hawaii Administrative Rules

 

Description:

Allows the Director of Transportation to upgrade the motor carrier vehicle inspections in the State by authorizing changes to the program to be implemented by administrative rules.

 

 

 

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