Bill Text: HI HB1633 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating To Transportation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-17 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 3 [HB1633 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2018-HB1633-Introduced.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1633

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2018

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 291-24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

     "(a)  Every motorcycle and moped moving under its own power on a public highway shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in constant operation to prevent any excessive or unusual noise and no such muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped with a cutout, bypass, or similar device.  No person shall modify the exhaust system of a motorcycle or a moped manufactured after December 31, 2018, in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such motorcycle or moped above that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the motorcycle or moped [except a], as indicated on the label attached to the motorcycle or moped in accordance with Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 205.158.  A motorcycle or moped that:

     (1)  Has three wheels;

     (2)  Is powered by an electric motor;

     (3)  Has a full body enclosed cab; and

     (4)  Has a seat belt assembly or a child restraint system for the driver and passenger[;]

shall not be required to be equipped with a muffler."

     SECTION 2.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

     SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Transportation; Mopeds; Mufflers; Noise Control

 

Description:

Prohibits modification of motorcycle and moped mufflers that increases noise emission above levels of the original muffler indicated on the label affixed to the vehicle per EPA requirements.  Applies to motorcycles and mopeds manufactured after December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

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