STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1067-22

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2022

 

RE: S.B. No. 2679

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 2679, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to extend the renewal period from two years to four years for licensees who are seventy-two years of age or older but younger than eighty years of age.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation; City and County of Honolulu Department of Customer Services, Motor Vehicles, Licensing, and Permitting Division; AARP Hawaii; and nine individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that many individuals over seventy years of age are physically fit and mentally capable of performing a wide range of activities, including driving. Your Committee further finds that the Department of Transportation has not found any local data to indicate drivers aged seventy or older are at higher risk of causing or being involved in crashes. Therefore, the current two-year renewal period for drivers aged seventy-two to seventy-nine seems reasonable and thus should be extended to four years.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment 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 S.B. No. 2679, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2679, S.D. 2, 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,

 

 

 

 

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HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair