HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO RENEWAL OF DRIVER'S LICENSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 286-107, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
1. By amending subsection (c) to read:
"(c) Any person who holds a category (1), (2), or
(3) license issued under this part [
who is unable to appear in person before
the examiner of drivers to apply for a renewal of the driver's license,]
may[ ,] apply for a renewal of the driver's license online, by using
any electronic or digital means provided by the examiner of drivers, or by
mail, if the person is not disqualified from renewing the license under
subsection (a) except as provided under subsection (h)[ , apply for a renewal
by mail]. The applicant's request to
have the license renewed by mail must be received by the examiner of drivers
within ninety days after the expiration of the license or it shall be treated
as an application for reactivation of an expired license under section
286-107.5. The examiner of drivers
shall, upon receipt of the request, furnish the applicant with all necessary
forms and instructions. An application
for renewal by mail made pursuant to this subsection shall be
accompanied by a statement from a licensed physician, physician assistant, or
advanced practice registered nurse certifying that the applicant was examined
by the licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered
nurse not more than six months prior to the expiration date of the applicant's
license and that the applicant was found by the examination to have met the
physical requirements established by the state director of transportation for the
renewal of licenses. The application for
renewal by mail shall also be accompanied by:
(1) A notarized statement of the applicant certifying that the applicant does not possess any valid license to operate the same or similar category or categories of motor vehicles, issued by another licensing authority (unless the license is concurrently surrendered); and
Any other information as may be required by the examiner of drivers that
is reasonably necessary to confirm the identity of the applicant and the
applicant's fitness to continue to operate a motor vehicle."
2. By amending subsection (f) to read:
No driver's license shall be renewable by mail[
:] or by
electronic or digital means:
more than two consecutive renewals, regardless of whether the license expires,
as provided under section 286-106, on the eighth[
,] or fourth[ ,
or second] birthday after issuance; or
(2) Sixteen years have lapsed since the applicant had appeared in person;
provided that this subsection shall not apply to a resident military person or that person's immediate family if the resident military person resides outside the State on official military orders."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2025.
City and County of Honolulu Package; Driver's Licenses; Renewal; Online; Electronic; Digital
Authorizes the renewal of driver's licenses online or by electronic or digital means.
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