STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2581
RE: S.B. No. 2105
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. 2105 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to improve the driver's license renewal process for civilian employees and contractors living overseas by authorizing the examiner of drivers to accept driver's license renewal applications from civilian employees and contractors of the federal Department of Defense more than six months prior to the date of expiration under certain conditions.
Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committees find that under current law, an applicant may not apply for a renewal of a driver's license more than six months prior to the date of expiration. Your Committees further find that Hawaii residents who are temporarily living overseas as an employee or contractor with the United States Department of Defense may have their driver's license expire while living overseas because they left more than six months prior to expiration. This measure will allow those employees or contractors to renew their driver's license more than six months prior to expiration.
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. 2105 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
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