STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1556

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 97

S.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

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:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require:

 

(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, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, 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,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair