STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1150


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2009


RE:   S.B. No. 107

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 107 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to improve the efficiency of the Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office (ADLRO) by authorizing the administrator of the courts to permit administrative license revocation hearings to be held:


(1)  In a county other than the county of arrest; and


(2)  By telephonic, video, or other electronic means.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary. 


     Currently, ADLRO operations require almost daily inter-island travel to conduct administrative revocation hearings statewide.  This is due to the fact that these hearings are required to be held at a place as close as practical to the location where the administrative revocation was issued.  These daily commutes cost the ADLRO up to $1,000 per week, making up the bulk of their operational expenditures.  Allowing ADLRO the flexibility to choose a venue with the consent of the respondent or via telephonic, video, or other electronic means will result in cost savings for ADLRO.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 107, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 107, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


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