Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 8
                                        H.D. 1
                                        S.D. 2

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No.
8, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to prohibit the use of social security numbers on driver's
licenses after July 31, 2001.

     Your Committee finds that the widespread use of social
security numbers in the private sector to identify individuals
tracked by financial, credit, educational, and other
institutions, has facilitated the criminal practice of identity
theft through unlawful use of another's social security number.
Hawaii's statewide practice of using social security numbers as
driver's license numbers makes it a relatively simple matter for
con artists, financial services organizations, and other
unscrupulous people to obtain social security numbers for their
nefarious practices.

     Your Committee further finds that rules promulgated by the
federal Department of Transportation will require states,
beginning in October 2000, to collect and verify the social
security numbers of driver's license applicants and, unless a
state explicitly does not so require, to use the social security
numbers on the licenses.  Thus, Hawaii must collect social

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security numbers as part of the driver's license application to
comply with these rules, but may provide by statute that the
numbers shall not appear on the driver's license itself.

     Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the
Office of Information Practices and the American Civil Liberties
Union of Hawaii.  Testimony in support of this measure with
amendments was submitted by the Department of Transportation and
the Department of Customer Services of the City and County of
Honolulu.  Testimony commenting on this measure was submitted by
the Judiciary.

     Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this
measure by adding a provision to require collection of social
security numbers as part of the general driver's license

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 8,
H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 8, H.D. 1,
S.D. 2.

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

                                   AVERY B. CHUMBLEY, Co-Chair

                                   MATTHEW M. MATSUNAGA, Co-Chair