STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1177
RE: H.B. No. 1165
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1165, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GENDER IDENTIFICATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to expand the available gender options that are displayed on driver's license cards and state identification cards to more accurately represent transgender and non-binary individuals by providing the options of female, male, or non-binary.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, American Association of University Women of Hawaii, Aloha State Association of the Deaf, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, Human Rights Campaign, and several individuals testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that gender designation options of F, M, or X, rather than a gender category of female, male, or non-binary, be available for purposes of driver's license cards and state identification cards; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1165, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1165, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair