Category Archives: Motor Vehicle (HRS 249)

SB 2714, CD-1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Exempt Lifts and Ramps for Disabled from Vehicle Weight Tax

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2714, CD-1

INTRODUCED BY: Conference Committee

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Excludes the weight of lifts and ramps, motors to operate them, and vehicle chassis reinforcements, from the determination of net weight for non-commercial vehicles for purposes of levying the state and county motor vehicle weight tax.

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SB 2714, SD-1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Exempt Lifts and Ramps for Disabled from Vehicle Weight Tax

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2714, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committee on Ways & Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Excludes the weight of lifts and ramps, motors to operate them, and vehicle chassis reinforcements, from the determination of net weight for non-commercial vehicles for purposes of levying the state and county motor vehicle weight tax.

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SB 2714; HB 2232 (Identical)

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Exempt Lifts and Ramps for Disabled from Vehicle Weight Tax

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2714; HB 2232 (Identical)

INTRODUCED BY: SB by GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, Baker, Inouye, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Wakai; HB by TAKAYAMA, GATES, THIELEN

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Excludes the weight of lifts and ramps, motors to operate them, and vehicle chassis reinforcements, from the determination of net weight for non-commercial vehicles for purposes of levying the state and county motor vehicle weight tax.

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SB 1011, HB 1145 (Identical)

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Vehicle Registration Fee Increase

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1011, HB 1145 (Identical)

INTRODUCED BY:  SB by Kouchi by request; HB by Souki by request

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Increases the vehicle registration fee that goes into the Highway Fund.  We suggest that some of the requested additional funding is due to inefficiency in the DOT, which needs to be addressed before taxpayers are made to dig into their wallets once again.

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SB 2714; HB 2232 (Identical)

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Exempt Lifts and Ramps for Disabled from Vehicle Weight Tax

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2714; HB 2232 (Identical)

INTRODUCED BY: SB by GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, KIDANI, Baker, Inouye, K. Kahele, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Tokuda, Wakai; HB by TAKAYAMA, GATES, THIELEN

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Excludes the weight of lifts and ramps, motors to operate them, and vehicle chassis reinforcements, from the determination of net weight for non-commercial vehicles for purposes of levying the state and county motor vehicle weight tax.

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HB 1410, SD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, MOTOR VEHICLE, Repeal Emergency Medical Services Special Fund

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1410, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Repeals the emergency medical services special fund and the earmarks that feed it.  Program areas previously funded by this special fund will then be funded by direct appropriations which would increase transparency and accountability.

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HB 1587, HD-1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Replace Vehicle Weight Tax with Ad Valorem Tax

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1587, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Replaces the vehicle weight tax with one based on the value of the vehicle.  The apparent intent is to make the tax deductible for Federal (and State) income tax purposes.  An ad valorem tax would be more complex to administer because the taxable value of a vehicle, as defined in the bill, declines over a ten-year period.  A tax on vehicle weight is more stable because vehicle weight is not supposed to change over the life of the vehicle.

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HB 1410, HD-2

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, MOTOR VEHICLE, Repeal Emergency Medical Services Special Fund

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1410, HD-2

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Repeals the emergency medical services special fund and the earmarks that feed it.  Program areas previously funded by this special fund will then be funded by direct appropriations which would increase transparency and accountability.

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HB 1587, HD-1

SUBJECT:  MOTOR VEHICLE, Replace Vehicle Weight Tax with Ad Valorem Tax

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1587, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Replaces the vehicle weight tax with one based on the value of the vehicle.  An ad valorem tax would be more complex to administer because the taxable value of a vehicle, as defined in the bill, declines over a ten-year period.  A tax on vehicle weight is more stable because vehicle weight is not supposed to change over the life of the vehicle.

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HB 1410, HD-1

SUBJECT:  TOBACCO, TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, MOTOR VEHICLE, Repeal Emergency Medical Services Special Fund

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1410, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Health

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Repeals the emergency medical services special fund and the earmarks that feed it.  Program areas previously funded by this special fund will then be funded by direct appropriations which would increase transparency and accountability.

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