STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1349-22

 

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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2679, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, 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, AARP Hawaii, and nine individuals.

 

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, your Committee believes that the current two-year renewal period for drivers aged seventy-two to seventy-nine should be extended to four years.

 

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 S.B. No. 2679, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair