Hawaii Car Audio Bill Delayed
A bill in Hawaii's state legislature that would have banned car audio speakers over a certain size has been delayed, drawing praise from the Consumer Electronics Association and other industry groups.
“CEA commends the Transportation Committee of the Hawaii State Assembly for preserving Hawaiians’ ability to enjoy their mobile audio products," CEA senior vice president Michael Petricone said as part of the announcement.
“The proposed legislation would have negatively impacted Hawaiian businesses and eliminated jobs just as the state is emerging from the worst recession in recent memory. It also would have cost the state significant tax revenues generated through the sale and installation of aftermarket speakers and subwoofers.