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.