STAND. COM. REP. NO.2686
RE: S.B. No. 2313
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2313 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the examiner of drivers to examine applicants whose instruction permits have expired without requiring an additional 90 day permit holding period, if the applicant has obtained a new instruction permit within 30 days of expiration of the old permit.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and the Honolulu City and County Department of Customer Services.
Your Committees find that under existing law, a person holding an expired instruction permit may not take the examination for a driver's license without first obtaining a new permit and holding it for at least 90 days.
Your Committees find that if the person holding the expired permit renews it within 30 days after expiration, that person's driving skills are unlikely to have deteriorated during that short period, and that the person should be allowed to take the examination for a driver's license.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2313 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair