THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
relating to license plates.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 249-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) The number plates hereinabove referred to
shall be used upon all vehicles for which a tax has been paid pursuant to
sections 249-1 to 249-13. All [
number plates shall:
Bear] Effective until
December 31, 2023, bear the word "Hawaii" along the upper portion
of the plate and the words "Aloha State" along the lower portion of
(2) Effective January 1, 2024, bear the word "Hawai`i" along the upper portion of the plate and the words "Aloha State" along the lower portion of the plate, and both "Hawai`i" and "Aloha State" may either contain all uppercase or lowercase letters or have the first letter of each word be uppercase;
(3) Have a distinct contrast between the color of the plate and the numerals and letters thereon; and
of [ such] a shape, size, and color, and with [ such] the
arrangements of letters and numbers as may, subject to sections 249-1 to
249-13, be determined by the directors of finance of each county through
numerals on all [
such] number plates shall be not less than three
inches in height and the strokes thereof not less than three- eighths inch in
width, except in the case of motorcycles, in which case the numerals shall not
be less than one inch in height and the strokes thereof not less than
one-eighth inch in width.
director of finance of the city and county of Honolulu shall contract annually
on behalf of the counties for the purchase of all number plates, tags, or
emblems required. The council of each
county shall appropriate and cause to be paid over to the party with whom the
director of finance of the city and county of Honolulu shall contract, or to
the director of finance of the city and county of Honolulu as the director may
such] the sum or sums as the director of finance of the
city and county of Honolulu shall determine to be the county's proportionate
share of the expense of [ such] the contract and the charges
connected therewith. The contract shall
be made by the director of finance of the city and county of Honolulu as agent
of the several counties, and the proportionate liability of each county shall
be stated in the contract.
Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the contract shall
constitute a valid obligation of each county for its proportionate share."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
City and County of Honolulu Package; License Plates; Okinas; Capitalization
Requires license plates to include okinas. Authorizes the use of all uppercase letters, all lowercase letters, or initial capital letters in license plates.
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