STAND. COM. REP. NO. 508-22
RE: H.B. No. 1686
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1686, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Director of Transportation to establish and implement a digital identification pilot program for the issuance of digital identification, which includes a driver's license and government-issued identification card issued in a digital format.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, and NEC Corporation of America.
Your Committee finds that because many transactions in today's society are conducted digitally, the need for digital identification is growing, allowing people to travel, conduct business, and access important financial and health-related information. This measure would establish a digital identification pilot program that could lead to greater efficiency in personal information in the State and allow access to vital services for individuals who struggle with obtaining proof of identification.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1686, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair