Abandoned Motor Vehicles

Increases disposal fee and exempts rental and U-drive motor
vehicles from fee.  Transfers certificate of ownership fees from
the state general fund to the county general fund.

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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           79
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Section 286-51, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
 3      "(b)  This part shall be administered by the director of
 4 finance in conjunction with the requirements of sections 249-1 to
 5 249-13 and shall entail no additional expense or charge to the
 6 person registering the ownership of a motor vehicle other than as
 7 provided by this section or by other laws; provided that for each
 8 new certificate of ownership issued by the director of finance
 9 under section 286-52, the director of finance may charge a fee
10 which shall be deposited in the county general fund.  The fees
11 charged to issue a new certificate of ownership shall be
12 established by the county's legislative body.
13      Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, an additional
14 fee of not more than [$1] $2 for each certificate of registration
15 may be established by ordinance and collected annually by the
16 director of finance of each county, to be used and administered
17 by each county for the purpose of beautification and other
18 related activities of highways under the ownership, control, and
19 jurisdiction of each county, and to defray the additional cost in

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 1 the disposition and other related activities of abandoned
 2 vehicles as prescribed in chapter 290.  The money so assessed and
 3 collected shall be placed in a revolving fund entitled, "the
 4 highway beautification and disposal of abandoned vehicles
 5 revolving fund".
 6      Lessors of rental or U-drive motor vehicles shall be exempt
 7 from this additional fee.  For the purposes of this section,
 8 "rental or U-drive motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle which is
 9 rented or leased or offered for rent or lease for a period of six
10 months or less."
11      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
12 New statutory material is underscored.
13      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
15                           INTRODUCED BY: ________________________

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