HI SB 1216

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Bill Text

Category

New Driver Requirements

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State

HI

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Summary

Requires entry level driver training for certain applicants for a commercial driver's license.

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Issue

On December 8, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule that amends title 49 Code of Federal Regulations part 380, subpart F to require entry-level driver training for certain applicants for commercial driver's licenses or endorsements (Final Rule).

The Final Rule also requires states to be in substantial compliance with the Final Rule within three years from the date the Final Rule became effective, which was February 6, 2017. The date for compliance was extended to February 7, 2022, through an interim final rule. If a state fails to be in substantial compliance with the Final Rule, the federal government is authorized to withhold certain federal funding. In the first year a state fails to be in substantial compliance, four percent of certain federal funds are withheld; for Hawaii, this would be equivalent to $6,185,220. In subsequent years a state fails to be in substantial compliance, eight percent of certain federal funds are withheld; for Hawaii, this would be equivalent to $12,370,440. This measure will bring Hawaii into substantial compliance with the Final Rule.

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Notes

Pending Committee action. Carries-over to 2022. Companion to HB 1062.

History

01/27/2021 Introduced in Senate. Passed first reading.
01/29/2021 Referred to Senate Committees on Transportation,
and Commerce and Consumer Protection.
02/03/2021 Re-Referred to Senate Committees on Transportation, Consumer Protection, and Ways and Means.
2/18/2021 Hearing in Senate Committee on Transportation. Recommended for passage.
02/19/2021 Reported from Senate Committee on Transportation with recommendation for passage as amended on second reading and referral to Senate Committees on Consumer Protection, and Ways and Means.
02/19/2021 Passed second reading as amended and referred to Senate Committees on Consumer Protection, and Ways and Means.
03/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing on 3/4/2021 in the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection.
03/04/2021 The Senate Committees on Consumer Protection recommends that the measure be passed with amendments.
03/04/2021 The Senate Committee on Ways and Means recommends that the measure be passed with amendments.
03/05/2021 Reported from Senate Committees on Consumer Protection, and Ways and Means with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended.
03/09/2021 Committee report adopted in Senate. Passed third reading, as amended. Transmitted to House.
03/09/2021 Received in House from Senate.
03/11/2021 Passed first reading in House.
03/11/2021 Referred to House Committees on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.