Hawaii Introduces Bill to Reduce Fees for Antique Motor Vehicles

Legislation has been introduced in Hawaii (H.B. 75) to reduce annual registration fees and state vehicle weight tax for antique motor vehicles.  Under the bill, the registration fee would be reduced from $45 to $25 each year and the weight tax would be reduced from 1.75 cents per pound to 1.00 cent per pound.      

We Urge You to Contact House Finance Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 75

  • In Hawaii, an "Antique motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle, including a motorcycle or a motor scooter which produces not more than twelve horsepower, of the age of thirty-five years or more from the date of manufacture, that is of the original factory specification or restored to the original specifications in an unaltered or unreconstructed condition, operated or moved over the highway primarily for the purpose of historical exhibition or other similar purposes.
  • H.B. 75 recognizes the fact that existing antique motor vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained, infrequently operated hobby cars and deserving of reduced registration fees and weight taxes.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Hawaii House Finance Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 75.  

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Hawaii House Finance Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

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Representative Sylvia Luke (Chair)
Phone: 808-586-6200
Representative Scott Y. Nishimoto (Vice Chair)
Phone: 808-586-8515
Representative Ty J.K. Cullen
Phone: 808-586-8490
Representative Mark J. Hashem
Phone: 808-586-6510
Representative Kaniela Ing
Phone: 808-586-8525
Representative Jo Jordan
Phone: 808-586-8460
Representative Bertrand Kobayashi
Phone: 808-586-6310
Representative Nicole E. Lowen
Phone: 808-586-8400
Representative Dee Morikawa
Phone: 808-586-6280
Representative Richard H.K. Onishi
Representative Gregg Takayama
Phone: 808-586-6340
Representative James Kunane Tokioka
Phone: 808-586-6270
Representative Justin H. Woodson
Phone: 808-586-6210
Representative Kyle T. Yamashita
Phone: 808-586-6330
Representative Beth Fukumoto
Phone: 808-586-9460
Representative Gene Ward
Phone: 808-586-6420