STAND. COM. REP. NO.451-02
RE: H.B. No. 2581
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. 2581 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to waive the knowledge and skill tests for persons already holding a commercial driver's license (CDL) in another state or Canadian province.
The Department of Transportation testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee finds that because there are minimum federal standards to issue a CDL, drivers have already been sufficiently tested. Canada also tests drivers in accordance with federal standards, therefore ensuring Canadian drivers also meet the same requirements.
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. 2581 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