STAND. COM. REP. NO. 571________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 167
                                     H.D. 2

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


     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.B. No. 167, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to establish a graduated driver
licensing procedure for persons under eighteen years of age.

     Your Committee received testimony on this bill from the
Governor's Highway Safety Council, Department of Transportation,
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Department of
Customer Services, the Honolulu Police Department, Mothers
Against Drunk Driving, the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition,
Youth in Action (Hawaii MADD), the Hawaii Insurers Council, State
Farm Insurance Company, and concerned individuals.

     Your Committee finds that the establishment of enhanced
licensing requirements for youthful drivers and the requirement
of overall drivers' education program would promote highway

     Your Committee deleted the substance of this bill and
inserted provisions that require:

          1.   The completion of an approved drivers' education
               course as a prerequisite for the issuance of an
               instruction permit;

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          2.   The completion of a behind the wheel driver
               training course as a prerequisite for the issuance
               of a driver's license; and

          3.   The revocation of license by the court for any
               driver under the age of 18 for any moving
               violation type of traffic offense.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 167, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance, in
the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 167, H.D. 2.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair