STAND. COM. REP. NO. 831

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 753

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 753, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require individuals convicted of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant to participate in the ignition interlock program rather than opt-out of driving during the period of license suspension;

 

(2) Allow for constant monitoring of sobriety by the interlock device; and

 

(3) Increase the period of license suspension and interlock requirement for any failure to comply with the interlock installation requirement or constant monitoring program.

 

The Councilmember representing District 9 of the Honolulu City Council, Smart Start LLC, Traffic Injury Research Foundation, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, Casanova Powell Consulting, National 24/7 Advisory Council, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of the measure. DOT, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii, and Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan offered comments on the measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 753, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair