STAND. COM. REP. NO. 824
RE: H.B. No. 1263
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. 1263, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Prohibit any person whose driver's license has been revoked or who has been convicted from being eligible for a driver's license without providing proof of compliance with the ignition interlock law; and
(2) Establish a system of graduated penalties for violations of the ignition interlock law.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Kaua‘i, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii, Smart Start LLC, Casanova Powell Consulting, Responsibility.org, Traffic Injury Research Foundation, AAA Hawaii, Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Office of the Public Defender. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committee finds that ignition interlock devices play a direct role in preventing an individual from being a repeat offender of driving while under the influence of an intoxicant. Your Committee believes that these devices are effective at keeping roads safe and ensuring that offenders have complied with ignition interlock devices laws. This measure will protect the public from repeat offenders who put themselves and others at risk when they decide to drive under the influence of an intoxicant by expanding on the existing ignition interlock device law.
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. 1263, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair