STAND. COM. REP. NO.  574-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   H.B. No. 1770

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1770, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to honor and recognize Hawaii residents who have served in the armed forces by allowing applicants for a driver's license or State identification card to have their veteran status added to the information on these forms of identification.


     The State Office of Veterans Services; City and County of Honolulu; Advisory Board on Veterans' Services; Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Department of Hawaii; National Association for Uniformed Services, Hawaii Chapter; The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and an individual supported this measure.  The Department of Transportation opposed this measure.  An individual commented on this measure.


     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. 1770, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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