STAND. COM. REP. NO.2289
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 Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, 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.
Testimony in support of the measure was received from the Attorney General, the Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
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.
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.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2823 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair