STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1520
RE: H.B. No. 463
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 463, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAII STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Allow any satellite city hall in any county with a population of more than seven hundred thousand persons to issue Hawaii state identification cards beginning on July 1, 2019; and
(2) Require the Director of Transportation in consultation with the examiner of drivers to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2018 on the progress made and findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, funding, and equipment needed for implementation.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i, Community Alliance on Prisons, and three individuals. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Customer Services, City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committees find that many citizens, especially children and the elderly, do not have driver's licenses, yet often need state identification cards. Consequently, it is important to remove barriers that limit citizens' access to obtaining state identification cards. By allowing satellite city halls to issue state identification cards, this measure will provide additional and convenient locations for citizens to obtain needed state identification cards and will reduce travel times, waits, and other stresses that are common at other state identification card issuing locations.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of January 7, 2059, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 463, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 463, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair
GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair