STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3412

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 1686

H.D. 1

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Transportation and Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 1686, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Director of Transportation to establish and implement a digital identification pilot program.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, and Hawaii Tourism Authority.

 

Your Committees find that digital identification has many benefits. With identification being tied to password protected phones, this method would increase both security and convenience. Additionally, digital identification may be useful for law enforcement to be able to identify a person quickly in the case of an emergency such as a medical crisis or car crash. Therefore, this measure implements a pilot program to study the use of digital identification.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by removing the prohibition of digital identification being used or accepted as valid proof of identification for REAL ID purposes.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1686, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1686, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation and Government Operations,

 

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SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair