STAND. COM. REP. NO. 883
RE: H.B. No. 1062
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1062, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Clarify the validity period of a commercial learner's permit; and
(2) Bring the State into substantial compliance with federal regulations by requiring entry-level driver training for certain first-time commercial driver license applicants.
Your Committee finds that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule that requires entry-level driver training for certain applicants for commercial driver's licenses or endorsements and further requires states to be in substantial compliance with this final rule by February 7, 2022. If a state fails to be in substantial compliance with the final rule, the federal government may withhold certain federal funding. This measure will bring the State into substantial compliance with the final rule and preserve the State's allocation of certain federal funds.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1062, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1062, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair