Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 8
                                     H.D. 1

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. 8 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the use of a social
security number as an identification number on a driver's

     Your Committee on Transportation finds that displaying one's
social security number on a driver's license invades one's
privacy and is a method by which criminals can gain access to a
myriad of important and private information.  Because a person's
financial and economic interests are often attached to the social
security number, it should not be displayed so visibly, as it is
on a driver's license.  

     This bill proposes to stop the use of social security
numbers as identification numbers on driver's licenses.

     Your committee has amended this bill by striking the second
sentence of (b) on page 2 and by changing "as the license
identification number" which is underscored in (b) on page 2 to
"on the driver's license."  Your committee further amends this
bill by replacing "upon its approval" which appears on page 2,
section 3, with "on July 1, 2000."

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 9
                                 Page 2


     Testimonies in support of this bill were heard from the
Department of Transportation, the Office of Information
Practices, and two concerned citizens.  Although it did not
object to the bill, the Judiciary expressed concerns about the
impact this bill will have on the jury and traffic systems.  The
Department of Customer Services, City and County of Honolulu,
gave testimony which suggested ways to amend the bill that would
address the concerns of the Judiciary.

     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. 8,
as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in
the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 8, H.D. 1, 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