STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1556
RE: S.B. No. 97
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 97, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Databases containing driver's license and civil identification card information to be electronically accessible by election officials and the statewide voter registration system for election purposes;
(2) The Office of Elections to join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC); and
(3) The State and each county to utilize ERIC to verify their respective voter registration rolls.
The Office of Elections, Common Cause Hawaii, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and an individual testified in support. An individual testified in opposition to this measure.
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. 97, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair