Category Archives: Statewide Traffic Code (HRS 291C)

HB 1448, SB 2051

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Allow Counties to Surcharge Traffic Fines

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1448, SB 2051

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Authorizes the respective counties to impose and collect fines for violations of the Statewide Traffic Code, in addition to the fines imposed by the State under Chapter 291C, HRS.  If the intent is revenue sharing, we think the measure should be changed to do just that as opposed to raising questions about whether total punishment is excessive and who gets to decide whether a particular violation is settled or prosecuted.

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