STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2181

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 412

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

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 S.B. No. 412, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VOTING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Make an application for voter registration, including an affidavit, part of all driver's license and identification card applications;

 

(2) Automatically register each applicant who elects to register for voting unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote; and

 

(3) Require sharing of information among the counties, Department of Transportation (DOT), and election personnel.

 

The Office of Elections; DOT; County Clerk of the County of Hawaii; Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women; Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; League of Women Voters of Hawaii; Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice; Transform Hawaii Government; Common Cause Hawaii; Young Progressives Demanding Action; Americans for Democratic Action Hawaii; Sierra Club of Hawaii; Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii; Hawaii Women's Coalition; American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii; Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations; AVR Hawaii; and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. Pono Hawaii Initiative and an individual commented on this 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 S.B. No. 412, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, 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