THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

593

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to digital identification.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 286, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"286-   Digital identification; pilot program. (a) The director shall establish and implement a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification to be administered by the examiner of drivers for each county.

(b) In establishing the digital identification pilot program, the director shall:

(1) Assess existing infrastructure and identify changes required to implement the program;

(2) Upgrade infrastructure according to the director's findings under paragraph (1);

(3) Acquire or develop a mobile application that:

(A) Displays digital identification that includes all information required under this chapter;

(B) Includes an authentication and verification process for a wireless communication device; and

(C) May be used in any location regardless of the location's level of wireless connectivity or cellular telephone service;

(4) Deploy the digital identification mobile application at no cost to focus groups for testing and evaluation; and

(5) Implement a law enforcement version of the application for field testing.

(c) Digital identification issued under this section shall not be used or accepted as valid proof of identification for purposes of compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

(d) The director may contract with a third party to establish the pilot program and implement the department's recommendations.

(e) The director shall submit a report of findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2022.

(f) For purposes of this section:

"Department" means the department of transportation.

"Digital identification" includes driver's licenses and civil identification cards in digital format."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2021, and shall be repealed on June 30, 2022.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Digital Identification; Department of Transportation; Pilot Program

 

Description:

Establishes a digital identification pilot program to be implemented by the director of transportation and administered by the examiner of drivers for each county. Requires the director of transportation to acquire or develop a mobile application that displays digital identification required for drivers' licenses and civil identification cards. Repeals on June 30, 2022.

 

 

 

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