STAND. COM. REP. NO. 208________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1214

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. 1214 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to facilitate the obtaining of a Hawaii commercial driver's
license by persons possessing commercial driver's licenses issued
by other jurisdictions.

     Your Committee finds that commercial driver's licenses in
all states must meet minimum federal standards.  Your Committee
further finds that the federal government also expects all states
to honor commercial driver's licenses issued by Canadian
provinces that meet the same minimum standards.

     This bill proposes to allow the examiner of drivers to waive
the knowledge and skills tests for any person who is at least
twenty-one years of age, and who possesses a valid commercial
driver's license issued by any state, or any province in the
Dominion of Canada that issues licenses in accordance with
federal standards for the issuance of commercial driver's
licenses.  Persons who have, and wish to retain, endorsements for
hazardous materials must pass a knowledge test.

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     Testimony in support of this bill was received from the
Department of Transportation.

     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.
1214 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