STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1461_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 592
                                     S.D. 1
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred S.B. No. 592, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to exclude law enforcement
officers who have been convicted of abuse of a family or
household member from the firearms exemption law.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill
from the Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii State Coalition
Against Domestic Violence, Windward Association of University
Women, Windward Oahu Branch, and Child and Family Service.

     Your Committee finds that removing the firearms exemption
for law enforcement officers convicted of an offense involving
abuse of a family or household member under Section 709-906,
Hawaii Revised Statutes, will increase protection for victims of
domestic violence and/or deter such violence.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by deleting "members of
police departments, and sheriffs" from Section 134-11, Hawaii
Revised Statutes, to point out the distinction between law
enforcement officers and civilian personnel working for such
agencies, and to clarify that civilian personnel are not exempt
from the firearms law.

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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 592, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 592, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the
calendar for Third Reading.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair