STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1793

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 159

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 159, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VOTING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Make applications for voter registration part of all state identification card or driver's license applications;

 

(2) Require applicants to choose to be registered to vote or make changes to the applicant's voter registration information; and

 

(3) Require certain information to be shared among the county clerks, Department of Transportation, election personnel, and online voter registration system.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Elections; Office of the County Clerk of the County of Kauai; LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Pride at Work - Hawaii; Young Progressives Demanding Action; Rainbow Family 808; Sierra Club of Hawaii; Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii; Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; Community Alliance on Prisons; Indivisible Hawaii; Women's Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; American Association of University Women of Hawaii; Americans for Democratic Action Hawaii; Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights; Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center; Transform Hawaii Government; Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action; American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii; Common Cause Hawaii; AARP Hawaii; HOPE Services Hawaii; and numerous individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and AVR Hawaii Coalition.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 159, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair