Bill Text: HI SB205 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating To Pickup Trucks.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-22 - Referred to TRS/PSM, JDC. [SB205 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB205-Introduced.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

205

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to pickup trucks.

 

 

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

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 291-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

     "(a)  No person shall stand in the bed or load-carrying area of any motor vehicle commonly known as a pickup truck while the vehicle is in operation.  No operator of any pickup truck shall operate the vehicle with a passenger seated in the bed or load-carrying area of the vehicle unless:

     (1)  There is no seating available in the cab of the vehicle;

     (2)  The side racks of the vehicle are securely attached and the tailboard or tailgate is securely closed; and

     (3)  Every passenger in the bed or load-carrying area of the vehicle is seated on the floor and does not attempt to control unlashed cargo[.];

provided that any county may adopt a rule or ordinance that places stricter limitations on a passenger seated in the bed or load-carrying area of the vehicle.  In case of conflict between the requirements or limitations of this section or any county rule or ordinance regarding a passenger seated in the bed or load-carrying area of a pickup truck, the more restrictive requirements shall apply."

     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  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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:

Pickup Trucks; Passenger Regulations; Counties

 

Description:

Authorizes a county to adopt rules or ordinances that place stricter limitations on a passenger seated in the bed or load-carrying area of a pickup truck while the vehicle is in operation.

 

 

 

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