STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1462_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 594
                                     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. 594, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to define the term "good cause"
as used in section 134-7, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill
from the Honolulu Police Department, the Domestic Violence
Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline, and the Hawaii State Coalition
Against Domestic Violence.  Child and Family Service and a
private citizen testified in support of the original version of
this bill as introduced in the Senate.  Also submitting testimony
was Lessons in Firearms Education.

     Your Committee acknowledges the seriousness of domestic
violence and expresses concern that a person subject to an order
of protection may still be able to carry a firearm.

     Accordingly, your Committee has amended this bill by
specifying that a determination of good cause under section 134-
7, Hawaii Revised Statutes, may not be based solely upon the fact
that the subject of a protective order is required to possess or
carry a firearm or ammunition during the course of their

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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. 594, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 594, 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