REPORT TITLE:
Motor Vehicles.


DESCRIPTION:
Permits the Department of Transportation to form a reciprocal
driver licensing agreement with foreign jurisdictions.  (HB1210
HD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER LICENSING.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1. Section 286-102, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "286-102  Licensing.(a)  No person, except one exempted
 
 4 under section 286-105, one who holds an instruction permit under
 
 5 section 286-110, one who holds a commercial driver's license
 
 6 issued under section 286-239, or a commercial driver's license
 
 7 instruction permit issued under section 286-236, shall operate
 
 8 any category of motor vehicles listed in this section without
 
 9 first being appropriately examined and duly licensed as a
 
10 qualified driver of that category of motor vehicles.
 
11      (b)  A person operating the following category or
 
12 combination of categories of motor vehicles shall be examined as
 
13 provided in section 286-108 and duly licensed by the examiner of
 
14 drivers:
 
15      (1)  Motor scooters;
 
16      (2)  Motorcycles and motor scooters;
 
17      (3)  Passenger cars of any gross vehicle weight rating,
 
18           buses designed to transport fifteen or fewer occupants,
 
19           and trucks and vans having a gross vehicle weight
 
20           rating of eleven thousand pounds or less; and
 

 
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 1      (4)  All of the motor vehicles in category (3) and trucks
 
 2           having a gross vehicle weight rating of eleven thousand
 
 3           one through twenty-six thousand pounds.
 
 4      A school bus or van operator shall be properly licensed to
 
 5 operate the category of vehicles that the operator operates as a
 
 6 school bus or van and shall comply with the standards of the
 
 7 department of transportation as provided by rules adopted
 
 8 pursuant to section 286-181.
 
 9      (c)  No person shall receive a driver's license without
 
10 surrendering to the examiner of drivers all valid driver's
 
11 licenses in the person's possession.  All licenses so surrendered
 
12 shall be returned to the issuing authority, together with
 
13 information that the person is licensed in this State; provided
 
14 that with the exception of driver's licenses issued by any
 
15 Canadian province, a foreign driver's license may be returned to
 
16 the owner after being invalidated pursuant to issuance of a
 
17 Hawaii license; and provided further that the examiner of drivers
 
18 shall notify the authority that issued the foreign license that
 
19 the license has been invalidated and returned because the owner
 
20 is now licensed in this State.  No person shall be permitted to
 
21 hold more than one valid driver's license at any time.
 
22      (d)  In addition to other qualifications and conditions by
 
23 or pursuant to this part, the right of an individual to hold a
 

 
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 1 motor vehicle operator's license or permit issued by the county
 
 2 is subject to the requirements of section 576D-13.
 
 3      Upon receipt of certification from the child support
 
 4 enforcement agency pursuant to section 576D-13 that an obligor or
 
 5 individual who owns or operates a motor vehicle is not in
 
 6 compliance with an order of support as defined in section 576D-1
 
 7 or has failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant relating to a
 
 8 paternity or child support proceeding, the examiner of drivers
 
 9 shall suspend the license and right to operate motor vehicles and
 
10 confiscate the license of the obligor.  The examiner of drivers
 
11 shall not reinstate an obligor's or individual's license until
 
12 the child support enforcement agency, the office of child support
 
13 hearings, or the family court issues an authorization that states
 
14 the obligor or individual is in compliance with an order of
 
15 support or has complied with a subpoena or warrant relating to a
 
16 paternity or child support hearing.
 
17      The licensing authority may adopt rules pursuant to chapter
 
18 91 to implement and enforce the requirements of this section.
 
19      (e)  The director may enter into a driver's license
 
20 reciprocity agreement with a foreign jurisdiction to exempt
 
21 drivers who are licensed by a foreign jurisdiction to operate
 
22 class one, two, or three, or a combination of these categories as
 
23 listed in subsection (b), and who are eighteen years and over,
 

 
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 1 from the Hawaii road test requirement."
 
 2      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 3      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.