STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2363
RE: S.B. No. 2118
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 2118 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the driver of a moped to be in immediate possession of a valid driver's license or instruction permit at all times.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Moped Doctors Inc.
Your Committee finds that the current wording of the law that requires moped drivers to have a license is vague and confusing to enforce. Currently, the law requires moped drivers to possess a valid driver's license but does not specifically require that license to be in immediate possession. This measure clarifies that moped drivers must always have a valid driver's license or instruction permit on their person while operating a moped.
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 S.B. No. 2118 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair