Parking boot bill remains on governor’s desk

Hawaii drivers worried about facing the boot will need to wait a little while longer.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has yet to sign a bill that would make it illegal to apply a wheel boot on public or private property. Anyone caught applying a boot could face a $100 fine.

The governor has until July 9 to sign the bill.

The issue has been a source of controversy and could put wheel boot companies out of business.

§291C- Wheel boots prohibited. (a) It shall be unlawful for a person or entity, including any county police department, to apply or cause to be applied, a wheel boot to a motor vehicle located on any public or private street, roadway, or highway, as applicable, or on any public or private property, as applicable.
(b) For purposes of this section, “wheel boot” includes a tire lock, denver boot, wheel clamp, or wheel immobilizer.
(c) Any person, entity, or police department violating this section shall be fined $100 for each application of a wheel boot.

Click here to read SB1214 CD1.

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