STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1104

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 871

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 871, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to allow a nonresident to operate specified motor vehicles in Hawaii under certain circumstances; provided that:

 

     (1)  The nonresident motor vehicle operator is validly licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the operator's resident-country; and

 

     (2)  The Director of Transportation has determined that the resident-country's licensure standards substantially correspond to Hawaii's standards and has entered into a reciprocity agreement with the resident-country.

 

     This measure also repeals the Hawaii Driver's License Reciprocity Committee, since it is cumbersome, costly, complicated, and has never been used since its enactment.

 


     The Department of Transportation provided testimony in support of this measure with proposed amendments.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2015.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 871, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Judiciary in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 871, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,

 

 

 

 

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KEN ITO, Chair