STAND. COM. REP. NO. 268
RE: S.B. No. 660
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 660 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to create a non-compliant identification card for individuals that are not able to provide an updated photograph and documentation in-person, as required by the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 requires all applicants to appear in-person in order to obtain a compliant identification card. This requirement prevents those who are severely disabled to the point of being homebound from obtaining a compliant identification card. Your Committee finds that homebound individuals require an identification card when conducting various transactions with entities like financial institutions, health providers, hospitals, and government agencies. Your Committee believes that the requirement to appear in-person for a compliant identification card creates extreme difficulties for those who cannot appear in-person. This measure would create procedures to allow those who are severely disabled and homebound to obtain a non-REAL ID Act 2005 compliant identification card so that those individuals can have some form of identification.
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 S.B. No. 660 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair