STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1793
RE: S.B. No. 159
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
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:
(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 Kaua‘i; LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Pride at Work - Hawaii; Young Progressives Demanding Action; Rainbow Family 808; Sierra Club of Hawai‘i; 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 Hawai‘i; American Association of University Women of Hawaii; Americans for Democratic Action Hawai‘i; Hawai‘i Friends of Civil Rights; Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center; Transform Hawai‘i Government; Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action; American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i; Common Cause Hawaii; AARP Hawai‘i; HOPE Services Hawai‘i; 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 Hawai‘i 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,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair