HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1686

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2022

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to digital identification.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 286, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part XVI to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"286- Digital identification; pilot program. (a) The director shall establish and implement a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification; provided that each examiner of drivers shall administer the pilot program in the examiner of drivers' respective county.

(b) In establishing the digital identification pilot program, the director shall:

(1) Assess existing infrastructure that may be used for digital identification implementation and identify any infrastructural changes necessary to implement the pilot program;

(2) Upgrade the existing infrastructure based on the director's findings pursuant to paragraph (1);

(3) Acquire or, if necessary, develop a mobile application for existing infrastructure that shall include the following functions:

(A) Enroll users by validating a government-issued form of identification;

(B) Display digital identification that includes all information required under this chapter;

(C) An authentication and verification process for a wireless communication device; and

(D) Ability to be used in any location regardless of the location's level of wireless connectivity or cellular telephone service;

(4) Deploy the digital identification mobile application at no cost to focus groups for testing and evaluation;

(5) In coordination with the department of the attorney general and the applicable county government, as necessary, implement a law enforcement version of the application for field testing the acceptance of digital identification as proof of identity in law enforcement settings;

(6) In coordination with the department of business, economic development, and tourism and the Hawaii tourism authority, assess opportunities for the use of digital identification to improve government support to business operations, economic development, and tourism and include in the report submitted pursuant to subsection (e) any findings and recommendations from the pilot program to promote these opportunities; and

(7) In coordination with the department of human services, assess opportunities for the use of digital identification to improve department of human services operations and include in the report submitted pursuant to subsection (e) findings and recommendations from the pilot program to promote these opportunities.

(c) Digital identification issued under this section shall not be used or accepted as valid proof of identification for purposes of compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

(d) The director may contract with a third party to establish the pilot program.

(e) In coordination with the department of the attorney general; department of business, economic development, and tourism; department of human services; Hawaii tourism authority; and county governments, as applicable, the director shall submit a report of the director's findings and recommendations regarding digital identification implementation, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2023.

(f) For the purposes of this section "digital identification" includes driver's licenses and government-issued identification cards issued in a digital format."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2022, and shall be repealed on June 30, 2023.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

DOT; Department of the Attorney General; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of Human Services; Hawaii Tourism Authority; Digital Identification; Pilot Program

 

Description:

Requires the Director of Transportation to establish and implement a digital identification pilot program.

 

 

 

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