STAND. COM. REP. NO. 683
RE: S.B. No. 764
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 764, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to create a permanent commercial driver's license disqualification for a commercial driver's license or learner's permit holder who is convicted of a felony involving a severe form of human trafficking.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from St. Michael the Archangel Parish.
Your Committee finds that federal law permanently disqualifies an individual who has been convicted of a felony involving severe forms of human trafficking, such as sex trafficking or trafficking for the purposes of slavery, from driving a commercial motor vehicle. This measure will bring Hawaii into substantial compliance with federal regulations and combat human trafficking.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 764, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair