STAND. COM. REP. NO. 815
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 Judiciary, 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 establish a non-compliant identification card for individuals that are not able to provide an updated photograph and documentation in-person, as required by the 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. The application requirement for an in-person appearance creates extreme difficulties for those with severe disabilities who cannot be physically present when applying for identification in conducting transactions requiring confirmation of identification. This measure will offer those who are severely disabled and homebound to obtain a form of identification, that while not compliant with federal law, will still allow them the opportunity to complete many of their ongoing, everyday transactions with financial institutions, health providers, hospitals, and other entities that require proof of identification.
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 S.B. No. 660 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair