STAND. COM. REP. NO.527-02
RE: H.B. No. 1999
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1999 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HUNTING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of the bill is to make permanent the provisions allowing handgun hunting in Hawaii by repealing the sunset date.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Rifle Association, and Hawaii Citizens' Rights PAC.
Your Committee finds that the trial period for permitting handgun hunting has proven to be safe and popular. The Department of Land and Natural Resources has not encountered any safety incidents or problems to date with respect to handgun hunting.
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 H.B. No. 1999 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair