HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1770

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO VETERANS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 286-109, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

     "(a)  Upon payment of the required fee and upon demonstrating the ability to operate a certain category or categories of motor vehicles to the satisfaction of the examiner of drivers, an applicant for a driver's license shall be issued a single license of a design approved by the director of transportation upon which is made a notation of:

     (1)  The category or categories of motor vehicles the applicant may operate;

     (2)  Any restrictive provisions to which the license is subject; [and]

     (3)  Veteran status, if desired by the applicant; provided that the notation shall be on the front of the license and shall not include any designation other than the term "veteran"; and

    [(3)] (4)  When the license is issued to a person under twenty-one years of age, a statement, in clearly legible print that shall contrast with the other information appearing on the license, which indicates the date on which the person will attain the age of twenty-one years.

As used in this subsection, "veteran" means any person who served in any of the uniformed services of the United States and was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable."

     SECTION 2.  Section 286-111, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (d) to read as follows:

     "(d)  Every application shall state the full name, date of birth, sex, occupation, veteran status if applicable and desired by the applicant, social security number if the applicant is eligible for a social security number, the residence address, and business address, if any, of the applicant, shall briefly describe the applicant, and shall state whether the applicant has theretofore been licensed as a driver, and, if so, when and in what state or country, and whether any such license has ever been suspended or revoked, or whether an application has ever been refused, and if so, the date of and reason for the suspension, revocation, or refusal."

     SECTION 3.  Section 286-303, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

     "(c)  Every application for an identification card or duplicate of an identification card shall be made on a form developed by the director and furnished by the examiner of drivers, signed by the applicant, and signed by the applicant's parent or guardian if the applicant is under eighteen years of age.  The application shall contain the following information:

     (1)  Name and complete address, including the number and street name, of the applicant's permanent residence;

     (2)  The applicant's occupation and any pertinent data relating thereto;

     (3)  The applicant's citizenship status;

     (4)  The applicant's veteran status if applicable and desired by the applicant;

    [(4)] (5)  The applicant's date and place of birth;

    [(5)] (6)  General description of the applicant, including the applicant's gender, height, weight, hair color, and eye color;

    [(6)] (7)  The applicant's left and right index fingerprints or, if clear impressions cannot be obtained, other identifying imprints as specified by rules of the director;

    [(7)] (8)  The social security number of the applicant; and

    [(8)] (9)  A digitized frontal photograph of the applicant's full face.

Each applicant shall present documentary evidence as required by the examiner of drivers of the applicant's age and identity, and the applicant shall swear or affirm that all information given is true and correct."

     SECTION 4.  Section 286-305, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

     "(b)  The examiner of drivers, after obtaining the fingerprint of the applicant as provided in this part and after obtaining the information required by or pursuant to this part, shall issue to each applicant an identification card in a form and with identifying information that the director deems necessary and appropriate[.], including a notation of veteran status, if desired by the applicant, on the front of the card where applicable; provided that such notation shall not include any designation other than the term "veteran".  As used in this subsection, "veteran" means any person who served in any of the uniformed services of the United States and was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable."

     SECTION 5.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 6.  This Act shall take effect on October 1, 2014.


 


 

Report Title:

Veterans; Driver's License; State Identification Card

 

Description:

Requires notation of veteran status on state driver's licenses and identification cards if desired by the applicant.  Effective October 1, 2014.  (HB1770 HD1)

 

 

 

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