STAND. COM. REP. NO.  864-16


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016


RE:   H.B. No. 1055

      H.D. 2




Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1055, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to encourage voter registration by:


     (1)  Accepting, for purposes of identification for voter registration, an applicant's Hawaii driver's license number, Hawaii state identification card number, or, if no license or identification card has been issued, the last four digits of the applicant's social security number; and


     (2)  Requiring the State to issue an applicant a unique voter registration identification number for voter registration purposes if the applicant does not have a driver's license, Hawaii state identification card number or social security number and enroll the applicant in the State's computerized voter registration records.


     Common Cause Hawaii supported this measure.  The Office of Elections and City Clerk of the City and County of Honolulu provided comments.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     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 H.B. No. 1055, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1055, H.D. 2.


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