STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1901-22
RE: S.B. No. 2679
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, 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:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Executive Office on Aging, AARP Hawai‘i, and eleven individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that existing law establishes different driver's license renewal periods based on the age of the license holder. Specifically, drivers seventy-two years of age and older are required to renew their licenses every two years. However, the Department of Transportation has found no local data to indicate that drivers seventy years of age or older are at higher risk of causing or being involved in motor vehicle collisions.
Your Committee also finds that only twenty-one United States jurisdictions have shorter driver's license renewal periods based on the age of the driver. Furthermore, those jurisdictions that have different renewal periods based on age are generally longer than four years. This measure will extend the driver's license 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 has amended this measure by 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 Consumer Protection & Commerce 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, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2679, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair