STAND. COM. REP. NO.  174-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 2000

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Intrastate Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 2000 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require the examiner of drivers to disqualify, for life, any person from driving a commercial motor vehicle if the person uses a commercial motor vehicle in the commission of any felony involving an act or practice of severe forms of human trafficking.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Hawaii Transportation Association, and one individual.


     Your Committee finds that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration finalized administrative regulations that permanently disqualify from driving a commercial motor vehicle individuals convicted of a felony involving a severe form of human trafficking while operating a commercial motor vehicle.  These regulations became effective September 23, 2019, and set a deadline of three years for states to come into substantial compliance with the regulations.  This measure would put the State in substantial compliance with the federal regulations.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Intrastate Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2000, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2000, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Intrastate Commerce,