CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 29

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2015

 

RE:    S.B. No. 871

       S.D. 1

       H.D. 3

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam and Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 871, S.D. 1, H.D. 3, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to:

 

     (1)  Authorize the Director of Transportation (Director) to grant reciprocal licensing privileges to an adult driver who holds a license from another jurisdiction under certain conditions;

 

     (2)  Require the Director to publish on the Department of Transportation's public website a list of the countries for which reciprocal operating privileges have been extended and those that have been withdrawn;

 

     (3)  Authorize the Director to require an applicant for reciprocal licensing privileges to provide translation of the license and documents from the other jurisdiction if those documents are in languages other than Hawaiian or English;

 

     (4)  Make conforming amendments to reflect reciprocal licensing privileges for other jurisdictions;

 

     (5)  Allow for the waiver of actual demonstration of ability to operate a motor vehicle for a person with reciprocal licensing privileges; and

 

     (6)  Repeal the Driver's License Reciprocity Committee.

 

     Your Committee on Conference finds that the ability to drive adds to a person's quality of life and facilitates earning a livelihood in Hawaii and in many other countries.  This measure furthers the ability to drive by providing driver's license reciprocity with other countries under specified conditions.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Clarifying that reciprocal licensing privileges may be granted by the Director to a person who holds a license from another country or state; and

 

     (2)  Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2015.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 871, S.D. 1, H.D. 3, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 871, S.D. 1, H.D. 3, C.D. 1.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Co-Chair

 

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GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair

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JAMES KUNANE TOKIOKA, Co-Chair

 

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J. KALANI ENGLISH, Co-Chair

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KARL RHOADS, Co-Chair