STAND. COM. REP. NO. 476________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1210

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B.
No. 1210 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to permit the Department of
Transportation (DOT) to form reciprocal driver licensing
agreements with foreign jurisdictions.

     Your Committee finds that other countries have expressed an
interest in permitting drivers licensed in their countries to be
able to secure driver's licenses in Hawaii when arriving as
visitors.  These countries would, in turn, extend the same
courtesies to Hawaii's visitors to their countries.  Your
Committee further finds that this would save time and money for
visitors to and from Hawaii.

     This bill proposes to authorize the DOT to enter into
reciprocity agreements with foreign jurisdictions to exempt
drivers who are licensed by foreign jurisdictions from road test

     Testimony in support of this bill was received from the DOT.

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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1210 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred
to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation,

                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair