Category Archives: Motor Vehicle (HRS 249)

HB 1297, SD1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, MOTOR VEHICLE, MISCELLANEOUS, Modifications to Special Funds

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1297, SD1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committees on Health and Higher Education

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Makes certain special funds subject to deductions for central service expenses into the general fund. Beginning 7/1/2021, transfers to the credit of the general fund any amounts allocated to those special funds, including amounts allocated from the cigarette tax and tobacco tax to those special funds. Beginning 7/1/2021 transfers to the credit of the general fund surcharges and cigarette tax revenue allocated to the trauma systems special fund. Makes a general fund appropriation to the department of health for operating expenses.

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HB 1297, HD1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, MOTOR VEHICLE, MISCELLANEOUS, Modifications to Special Funds

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1297, HD1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Health, Human Services, & Homelessness

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Makes certain special funds subject to deductions for central service expenses into the general fund. Repeals the community health centers special fund and emergency medical services special fund. Beginning 7/1/2021, transfers to the credit of the general fund any amounts allocated to those special funds, including amounts allocated from the cigarette tax and tobacco tax to those special funds. Beginning 7/1/2021 transfers to the credit of the general fund surcharges and cigarette tax revenue allocated to the trauma systems special fund. Makes a general fund appropriation to the department of health for operating expenses.

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SB 2783

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Halve Vehicle Registration Fees for Disabled Veterans

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2783

INTRODUCED BY:   GABBARD, Baker, Keith-Agaran, Shimabukuro, L. Thielen

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 2493; SB 3022

SUBJECT:  GENERAL EXCISE, Gasoline-Powered Vehicle Tax

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2493; SB 3022

INTRODUCED BY: HB by LOWEN, AQUINO, HASHIMOTO, KITAGAWA, C. LEE, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, PERRUSO, TAKUMI, TARNAS, THIELEN, TODD, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMANE, Morikawa, San Buenaventura; SB by KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Establishes a clean vehicle special fund to incentivize the purchase of vehicles that produce less carbon emissions by providing a rebate. Creates a graduated gasoline-powered vehicle tax to be paid by purchasers of a passenger car or pickup truck that is powered solely by gasoline and obtains only a certain number of miles per gallon.

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HB 601, SD-1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Exempt Disabled Veterans from Motor Vehicle Taxes

BILL NUMBER:  HB 601, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Ways and Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Disabled veterans by this bill are excused from paying all vehicle registration fees and weight taxes.  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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