REPORT TITLE:
Driving; Expired License


DESCRIPTION:
Creates a penalty for driving with an expired driver's license.
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                S.D. 1
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 286-106, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "286-106  Expiration of licenses[.]; operating a motor
 
 4 vehicle with an expired license; penalty.  (a)  Every driver's
 
 5 license issued under this part, whether an original issuance or a
 
 6 renewal, shall expire on the first birthday of the licensee
 
 7 occurring not less than six years after the date of the issuance
 
 8 of the license, unless sooner revoked or suspended; provided that
 
 9 the license shall expire on the first birthday of the licensee
 
10 occurring not less than four years after the date of issuance of
 
11 the license if the licensee is fifteen to seventeen years of age
 
12 and two years after the date of the issuance of the license if at
 
13 that time the licensee:
 
14      (1)  Is seventy-two years of age or older; or
 
15      (2)  Exhibits a physical condition or conditions [which]
 
16           that the examiner of drivers reasonably believes has
 
17           impaired the driver's ability to drive, unless the
 
18           licensee:
 
19           (A)  Obtains a certificate from a licensed physician
 
20                that the licensee's physical condition or
 

 
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 1                conditions do not impair the licensee's ability to
 
 2                drive; or
 
 3           (B)  Is able to correct the physical impairment[,] or,
 
 4                by using a vehicle adapted to overcome the
 
 5                physical impairment [is] and to the satisfaction
 
 6                of the examiner of drivers, is able to drive
 
 7                safely.
 
 8      (b)  No person whose driver's license has expired under
 
 9 subsection (a) shall operate on any public road or highway any
 
10 motor vehicle.  Operating a motor vehicle within thirty days
 
11 after the date of expiration of the driver's license shall
 
12 constitute a violation subject to a fine of not more than
 
13 $1,000."
 
14      SECTION 2.  This Act does not affect the rights and duties
 
15 that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that
 
16 were begun, before its effective date.
 
17      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
18 New statutory material is underscored.
 
19      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect July 1, 1999.