STAND. COM. REP. NO.  60-22


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2022


RE:   H.B. No. 1686

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 1686 entitled:




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.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Office of the Enterprise Technology Services, and NEC Corporation of America.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from Common Cause Hawaii.


     Your Committee finds that digital identification systems are personal identification systems that use digital technology from the initial capture of data to its validation.  These systems are becoming more reliant as advances in technology and security continue to push the boundaries of digital services.  Establishing a digital identification pilot program in the State could provide many benefits, including helping disadvantaged communities participate more fully in society, assisting governments in implementing more responsive and agile public services, and fighting fraud.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Placing the provisions of this measure in Session Law, rather than chapter 286, Hawaii Revised Statutes;


     (2)  Requiring the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to assist the Director of Transportation in the implementation of the pilot program;


     (3)  Including automatic voter registration in the pilot program;


     (4)  Extending the repeal date of the pilot program to June 30, 2025;


     (5)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and


     (6)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1686, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1686, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.



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