Category Archives: Rental Motor Vehicle and Tour Vehicle Surcharge (HRS 251)

SB 162, HD-1

SUBJECT:  RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, Rate Hike, Repeal Exemption for Hawaii Drivers’ License Holders

BILL NUMBER:  SB 162, SD-2, HD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Establishes a rental motor vehicle surcharge of $5 per day for those who rent motor vehicles with or without a valid Hawaii driver’s license.  The increase in tax (from $3 to $5 per day) is to be deposited into the state highway fund but is to be used in the county in which the moneys are generated.

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SB 162, SD-2

SUBJECT:  RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, Rate Hike, Repeal Exemption for Hawaii Drivers’ License Holders

BILL NUMBER:  SB 162, SD-2

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Ways and Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Establishes a rental motor vehicle surcharge of $5 per day for those who rent motor vehicles with or without a valid Hawaii driver’s license.  The increase in tax (from $3 to $5 per day) is to be deposited into the state highway fund but is to be used in the county in which the moneys are generated.

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SB 162, Proposed SD-2

SUBJECT:  RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, Rate Hike, Repeal Exemption for Hawaii Drivers’ License Holders

BILL NUMBER:  SB 162, Proposed SD-2

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committee on Ways and Means

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Establishes a rental motor vehicle surcharge of $5 per day for those who rent motor vehicles with or without a valid Hawaii driver’s license.  The entire surcharge tax is to be deposited into the state highway fund but is to be used in the county in which the moneys are generated.

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SB 662, SD-1

SUBJECT:  RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, Coverage of Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Businesses

BILL NUMBER:  SB 662, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committees on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health and Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Prohibits vehicle lessors from renting, leasing, or offering for rent or lease, vehicles subject to a manufacturer’s recall, until appropriate repairs are made. Defines peer-to-peer vehicle sharing related terms. Requires persons in the peer-to-peer vehicle sharing organization business to register with the director of taxation and pay the rental motor vehicle and tour vehicle surcharge tax (RVST).

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HB 241; SB 662 (Identical)

SUBJECT:  RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, Coverage of Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Businesses

BILL NUMBER:  HB 241; SB 662 (Identical)

INTRODUCED BY: HB by AQUINO; SB by INOUYE, S. CHANG, Fevella, Ihara, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Prohibits vehicle lessors from renting, leasing, or offering for rent or lease, vehicles subject to a manufacturer’s recall, until appropriate repairs are made. Defines peer-to-peer vehicle sharing related terms. Requires persons in the peer-to-peer vehicle sharing organization business to register with the director of taxation.

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HB 2601, HD-1, SD-1

SUBJECT:  RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, New Surcharge for County Road Improvements

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2601, HD-1, SD-1

INTRODUCED BY:  Senate Committees on Transportation and Energy and Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Establishes an additional rental motor vehicle surcharge of $2 per day for those who rent motor vehicles without a valid Hawaii driver’s license.  The increment is to be deposited into the state highway fund but is to be used in the county in which the moneys are generated.

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SB 2301

SUBJECT: RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, New Surcharge for Road Improvements

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2301

INTRODUCED BY: BAKER, S. CHANG, ENGLISH, KIETH-AGARAN, NISHIHARA, Gabbard, Galuteria, Ihara, Kim, Shimabukuro

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Establishes a new rental motor vehicle surcharge of $4.50 per day, to be deposited into the state highway fund but which are to be used in the county in which the moneys are generated.

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SB 2731, HD-1

SUBJECT: RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TOUR VEHICLE SURCHARGE, Car-sharing organizations

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Transportation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes a car-sharing surcharge tax of 25 cents per half hour; provided that for each rental of six hours or more, the rental shall be subject to the rental motor vehicle and tour and tour vehicle surcharge of $3 per day. Since a car-sharing arrangement basically seems to be a rent-a-car company that allows renters to rent a car hourly, such car-sharing companies are in direct competition with rent-a-car companies that provide vehicles for rent and should be assessed a similar surcharge amount. In addition, we recommend that current exemptions from the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax, such as the exemption for loaners for individuals with a vehicle in the repair shop, be respected. Continue reading SB 2731, HD-1