Posted on Aug 14, 1992 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 92-16
August 14, 1992
Drivers’ License Records

An agency that maintains drivers’ license records may disclose the names, addresses, social security numbers, and dates of birth of licensed drivers to the clerk of each circuit court for the purpose of the clerk’s creation of a master list of prospective jurors. Under section 92F-12(b)(2), Hawaii Revised Statutes, an agency must disclose government records which pursuant to a State statute “are expressly authorized to be disclosed to the person requesting access.” Specifically, section 612-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, authorizes the clerk of each circuit court to obtain the “names” of persons contained in lists of drivers’ licenses. The term “name” when used in connection with prospective jurors includes identifying numbers of the jurors.

full text