STAND. COM. REP. NO.314-02
RE: H.B. No. 2565
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. 2565, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXPLOSIVES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of the bill is to:
(1) Require the reporting of inventories of explosive materials under the control of manufacturers, dealers, and users; and
(2) Provide penalties for those who do not comply with the reporting requirements.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Public Safety. The Legislative Information Services of Hawaii provided comments.
Your Committee finds that inventories of explosive materials must be closely tracked to prevent the illegal use of dangerous materials.
This measure would promote better care in securing inventories of explosives. However, your Committee also finds that there are legitimate businesses that should not be hindered from using explosives in their normal course of business.
Your Committee has amended the bill by making a technical, nonsubstantive change for style and clarity.
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. 2565, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2565, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair