STAND. COM. REP. NO.425-02
RE: H.B. No. 1726
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1726 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSE INSTRUCTION PERMIT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to allow the examiner of drivers to waive the ninety-day waiting period for the driver's license examination if the applicant's instruction permit has expired and a new instruction permit was issued within thirty days of its expiration.
Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Customer Services of the City and County of Honolulu.
Current law requires that driver's license applicants between sixteen and seventeen years old must have had a valid instruction permit for at least ninety days prior to taking the road test. However, if a minor allows the one-year permit to expire, a new ninety-day waiting period would be required upon issuance of a new permit. Your Committee finds that this second ninety-day waiting period is unnecessary.
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. 1726 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair