STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1173
RE: S.B. No. 97
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 97, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to facilitate the administration of elections.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Establishes that databases containing driver's license and civil identification card information shall be electronically accessible by election officials and the statewide voter registration system for any election purpose;
(2) Requires the Office of Elections to join the Electronic Registration Information Center; and
(3) Requires the Office of Elections and the counties to verify their respective voter registration rolls.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Elections, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that ensuring the accuracy and integrity of voter registration rolls is a vital component of the elections process.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 97, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 97, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair