STAND. COM. REP. NO.  934-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   H.B. No. 2320

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2320, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to promote safety on Hawaii's roadways by continuing to address some of the unresolved issues of Hawaii's ignition interlock law.  Among other things, this measure:

     (1)  Allows for renewal of a driver's license that has been revoked for driving under the influence of an intoxicant if certain requirements are met;


     (2)  Allows repeat intoxicated drivers to install ignition interlock devices in any vehicle they operate, by eliminating the requirement to surrender motor vehicle registrations and license plates;


     (3)  Provides eligibility requirements and guidelines for ignition interlock instruction permits and ignition interlock permits; and


     (4)  Makes numerous technical and housekeeping amendments to Hawaii's ignition interlock law to address the new provisions contained in (1) through (3) above.


     The Department of the Attorney General, Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Honolulu Police Department, Kauai Police Department, and American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii testified in opposition to this measure.  The Department of Budget and Finance, Office of Information Practices, the Judiciary, Hawaii Bicycling League, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving provided comments.  


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2320, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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