Hawaii Bill to Increase Fees for Motor Vehicles Approved by Senate; Moves to House

DON’T DELAY!  Please request opposition for S.B. 2938 immediately from All Members of the Hawaii House Transportation Committee  (Full List Below) by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message

  • S.B. 2938 increases the annual registration fee from $45 to $76.50.  
  • S.B. 2938 increases the weight tax by 1 cent per pound and increases the flat rate for vehicles over 10,000 pounds from $300 to $400.  The weight tax increase will result in an additional $35 annual fee for an average 3,500 pound vehicle.   
  • S.B. 2938 increases the gas tax from 16 to 19 cents.          

Overview:  Legislation (S.B. 2938) to increase annual registration fees, increase the gas tax and increase the motor vehicle weight tax was approved by the Senate and has now been sent to the House Transportation Committee for consideration.  


Hawaii House Transportation Committee 

Representative Henry Aquino (D)     
Email: repaquino@capitol.hawaii.gov   

Representative Andria Tupola (R)     
Email: reptupola@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Matthew LoPresti (D)           
Email: replopresti@Capitol.hawaii.gov  

Representative Sharon Har (D)          
Email: rephar@capitol.hawaii.gov    

Representative Linda Ichiyama (D)   
Email: repichiyama@capitol.hawaii.gov  

Representative Aaron Johanson (D)  
Email: repjohanson@capitol.hawaii.gov    

Representative Jarrett Keohokalole (D)         
Email: repkeohokalole@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Mark Nakashima (D) 
Email: repnakashima@capitol.hawaii.gov  

Representative Joy San Buenaventura (D)    
Email: repsanbuenaventura@Capitol.hawaii.gov  

Representative Gregg Takayama (D) 
Email: reptakayama@capitol.hawaii.gov   

Representative Roy Takumi (D)        
Email: reptakumi@capitol.hawaii.gov  

Representative Kyle Yamashita (D)  
Email: repyamashita@capitol.hawaii.gov