STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2580
RE: S.B. No. 1452
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1452 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to facilitate license renewal for senior citizens by extending the renewal period from two years to four years for licensees between the ages of seventy-two and seventy-nine.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from five individuals. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Transportation and one individual.
Your Committees find that currently, a person older than seventy-two years of age must renew their driver's license every two years. This can be burdensome as many people seventy-two years or older still live busy lives and drive regularly.
Accordingly, your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Extending the renewal period from two years to four years for licensees above the age of seventy-two; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1452, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1452, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair