STAND. COM. REP. NO.455-02
RE: H.B. No. 2302
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. 2302, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS' LICENSES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of the bill is give the court discretion to allow persons with outstanding traffic citations to obtain or renew driver's licenses or permits in the event that the loss or lack of a license may result in loss of employment.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Judiciary and the Department of Transportation. The Department of Customer Services for the City and County of Honolulu provided testimony indicating no objections to the intent of the bill, but submitted suggested amendments.
Your Committee finds that persons denied the ability to drive because of failure to pay traffic fines often lose their jobs because they cannot drive to work. This bill would allow the court to grant a conditional license in hardship cases.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Deleting the provision requiring a hole to be punched into a conditional license or permit and instead allowing a notation of restriction to be made on the license or permit; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for purposes of style and clarity.
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. 2302, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2302, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair