Category Archives: Motor Vehicle (HRS 249)

SB 3121 HD 1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Increase Vehicle Registration Fee to Support Accessible Parking

BILL NUMBER:  SB 3121 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2023. Continue reading SB 3121 HD 1

SB 3121 SD 2

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Increase Vehicle Registration Fee to Support Accessible Parking

BILL NUMBER:  SB 3121 SD 2

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committee on Ways & Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2023. Continue reading SB 3121 SD 2

HB 1688 HD 1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Registration Fees for U-drive Motor Vehicle

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1688 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Subjects U-drive motor vehicles to the same motor vehicle registration fees as other motor vehicles. Authorizes the counties to use certain motor vehicle registration fees to mitigate and address the impacts of tourism-related traffic congestion. Continue reading HB 1688 HD 1

SB 3121 SD1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Increase Vehicle Registration Fee to Support Accessible Parking

BILL NUMBER:  SB 3121 SD1

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committees on Human Services and Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2023. Continue reading SB 3121 SD1

SB 355 (Carried over from 2021 Session)

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Reduced Registration Fees for Disabled Veterans

BILL NUMBER:  SB 355 (Carried over from 2021 Session)

INTRODUCED BY: GABBARD, CHANG, FEVELLA, KEITH-AGARAN, MISALUCHA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Reduces the annual vehicle registration fee by fifty per cent for disabled veterans who are fifty per cent or more disabled. However, there is no showing that veterans are unfairly singled out by the tax or otherwise face undue hardship, so why should the rest of us be required to pay for repairs, maintenance, and similar charges on roads they use?

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HB 1688 HD 1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Registration Fees for U-drive Motor Vehicle

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1688 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Subjects U-drive motor vehicles to the same motor vehicle registration fees as other motor vehicles. Authorizes the counties to use certain motor vehicle registration fees to mitigate and address the impacts of tourism-related traffic congestion.

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SB 3121, HB 2153

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Increase Vehicle Registration Fee to Support Accessible Parking

BILL NUMBER:  SB 3121, HB 2153

INTRODUCED BY: SB by KOUCHI by request; HB by SAIKI by request (Governor’s Package)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Creates an accessible parking special account within the disability and communication access board special fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the accessible parking special account. Requires all costs associated with the statewide parking program for persons with disabilities to be appropriated from the accessible parking special account beginning July 1, 2023.

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HB 1452, SB 2055

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Registration Fees For Vehicles Other than U-Drive Vehicles

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1452, SB 2055

INTRODUCED BY: HB by SAIKI by request; SB by KOUCHI by request (Hawaii Association of Counties Package)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Repeals the limitation on the amount that a county increase the fee for certificates of registration for motor vehicles other than U-drive motor vehicles.

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HB 1688, SB 2572

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Subjects U-Drive Vehicles to Same Registration Fees as Other Motor Vehicles

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1688, SB 2572

INTRODUCED BY: HB by AQUINO, HASHIMOTO, ILAGAN, LOPRESTI, NAKAMURA; SB by WAKAI, BAKER, CHANG, LEE, MISALUCHA, RHOADS, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, San Buenaventura, Shimabukuro

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Subjects U-drive motor vehicles to the same motor vehicle registration fees as other motor vehicles. Authorizes the counties to use certain motor vehicle registration fees to mitigate and address the impacts of tourism-related traffic congestion.

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SB 3313

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, New Road Usage Charge on Electric Vehicles

BILL NUMBER:  SB 3313

INTRODUCED BY: LEE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes a mileage-based road user fee with a cap for electric vehicles. Requires motor vehicle registration application to specify whether the type of fuel for which the vehicle is adapted is electricity. Requires certificates of inspection to state the odometer reading of electric vehicles. Defines alternative fuel vehicle. Makes an appropriation.

SYNOPSIS:  Adds a new section to chapter 249, HRS, to impose an annual state mileage-based road user fee to be levied by the respective county directors of finance.  The amount of the fee is to be ___ cents per mile traveled during the year, but not more than the amount that the average non-electric vehicle paid in fuel tax for the previous year.  The fee is to be collected at the same time as the county vehicle registration fee.  Fees collected will be deposited to the state highway fund (section 248-8, HRS).

Defines “electric vehicle” as a vehicle with four or more wheels that draws propulsion energy from a battery with at least four kilowatt hours of energy storage capacity that can be recharged from an external source of electricity.

Makes several technical and conforming changes.

Appropriates funds from the American Rescue Plan Act the sum of $_____ for initial implementation.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  January 1, 2023; provided that the appropriation provided takes effect on July 1, 2022.

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