STAND. COM. REP. NO.  390-08


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2008


RE:   H.B. No. 3377





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2008

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 3377 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to improve safety on Hawaii's roadways by, among other things, requiring the installation of ignition interlock devices (ignition interlock) into the motor vehicles of persons arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant while their cases are pending and while their licenses are revoked.  An ignition interlock is a device that prevents a motor vehicle from being started by a person with more than a minimal alcohol concentration. 


The Department of Transportation, City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Honolulu Police Department, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and Anheuser Busch Companies testified in support of this bill.  The Department of Transportation supported this measure with amendments.  The Department of Health supported the intent of this bill, and the Attorney General, Judiciary, State Office of the Public Defender, and The Century Council offered comments.


     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. 3377 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.


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