STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1175


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   S.B. No. 273

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 273, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to permit the examiner of drivers to accept a sworn statement from a member of a victim services organization, an attorney, a member of the clergy, correctional institution staff, or a medical or other health professional as documentary evidence of a homeless person's address or date of birth.


     The Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, Family Support Hawaii, and many individuals supported this measure.  IMUAlliance and PHOCUSED supported the intent of this measure, but requested amendments.  The Department of Transportation and the County of Hawaii opposed this measure.  An individual provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Allowing a sworn statement to be used by the examiner of drivers as evidence of the homeless person's address only, and not the homeless person's date of birth, to comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005; and


     (2)  Establishing a working group to conduct research and develop a plan to enable individuals in the State, who are unable to produce proper identification, to obtain identification certification.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 273, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 273, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,