STAND. COM. REP. NO.2502
RE: S.B. No. 2823
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2823 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXPLOSIVES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require manufacturers, dealers, and users, to report on their inventories of explosives and to provide penalties for noncompliance.
The measure requires those who possess explosives to file quarterly reports with the Department of Public Safety. Failure to comply with the reporting requirements is punishable by fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
The measure also exempts the armed forces of the United States, employees of the United States, state and county police and fire departments who are authorized to handle explosives, and others that the Director of Public Safety may designate from the reporting requirement.
Your Committee finds that since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, there is a need to keep track of explosives in the State in order to verify that the explosives will be used for legal purposes only.
Your Committee has amended the measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2823, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2823, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair