HONOLULU (AP) - Delaying collection of increased vehicle registration and weight tax fees is costing Hawaii more than $19 million.
It was reported Friday that city Department of Information Technology employees maintain that the antiquated computer system for the islands could not begin recalibrating the system until the governor signed the bills increasing the fees.
That means a delay in fees that were supposed to go into effect in July. And it also means $19.2 million won't be collected this year for highway maintenance and repairs.
Higher registration fees are to go into effect next month for registrations that expire Oct. 31.