Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   H.B. No. 1234

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 1234 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Require the application for motor vehicle registration to include, but not be limited to, the name, occupation, address of residence, social security number, date of birth, driver's license number, phone number, electronic mail address, and emergency contacts;


     (2)  Allow the counties to impose a $1,000 fine against the legal or registered owner of an abandoned vehicle; and


     (3)  Require the legal or registered owner of a vehicle to have up-to-date motor vehicle registration and motor vehicle insurance prior to repossession of the abandoned vehicle.


     Three individuals testified in support of this measure.  The City and County of Honolulu's Department of Customer Service and Honolulu Police Department provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Removing the requirement of providing an individual's social security number, date of birth, and electronic mail address from the list of personal information needed for registration;


     (2)  Requiring the Department of Transportation to implement a database of record linking the requested personal information with information for driver's licenses, motor vehicle registration, state and county traffic citation divisions, and motor vehicle control;


     (3)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050 to promote further discussion; and


     (4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     Your Committee notes implementation of a database tying personal information across the indicated areas may be a costly endeavor.  However, your Committee believes additional research may show that the current databases collecting this information may be linked together without any additional cost.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1234, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1234, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,