12 Alerts From the HAWAII Tag


Hawaii Member Alert: Attend an upcoming DOT Meeting on Road Usage Charge Change

Hawaii Member Alert: Attend an upcoming DOT Meeting on Road Usage Charge Change Dear Hawaii oos Members, The Hawaii Department of Transportation is asking for public input on changing the gas tax to a vehicle miles travel tax.  The oos encourages you either attend a scheduled meeting in person (see below) or an e-Townhall scheduled […]

On the 2019 Legislative Agenda–Red-Light Cameras: oos E-Newsletter #526

January and February are the heart of activity for many state legislative sessions across the country. Red-light cameras (RLCs) have certainly been the focus in a number of states. Bills in Colorado, Florida and Illinois are calling for outright bans. Legislators in Texas want to ban new camera programs while allowing existing installations to finish […]

Hawaii oos Members: Email Elected House Transportation, Judiciary and Finance Committee Members TODAY to Oppose HB187, the Red-Light Camera Bill

Dear Hawaii oos Members, One of our members in Hawaii states that this bill will need to run through three committees before going to the full house. No one knows yet when each committee will be meeting on HB 187 and we can only give you 48 hours’ notice if you are interested in testifying […]

What’s Going on at the DMV?: oos E-Newsletter #509

For years, comedians have made fun of long lines at the DMV (Departments of Motor Vehicles), but you know what…it’s not really funny anymore. The widespread problem seems to be three-fold. ·        Short term: A number of states are now under a tight deadline to implement REAL ID and motorists must apply for one in […]

Down the Rabbit Hole with Civil Asset Forfeiture: oos E-Newsletter #494

As one of the oos’s current national issues, Civil Asset Forfeiture or CAF is a program that allows the government at all levels to confiscate cash, cars and even homes from people who are suspected of criminal activity. Even if you are ruled innocent, your property is not necessarily returned; a trip to civil court […]