Illegal Fireworks Task Force; Established; Illegal Explosives
Establishes an illegal fireworks task force to stop the importation of illegal fireworks and explosives. Requires the task force to report a preliminary plan to the legislature no later than January 10, 2010. Allows counties to enact ordinances or adopt rules regulating fireworks that are more restrictive than state law regulating fireworks under chapter 132D, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SB1059 HD1)
TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Chapter 132D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"§132D‑ Illegal fireworks task force; established. (a) There shall be established within the department of transportation for administrative purposes an illegal fireworks task force. The task force shall develop a plan and make recommendations to stop the importation of illegal fireworks and explosives to Hawaii and develop a strategy to ensure the safety and security of the airports, harbors, and other facilities and institutions in this State against the discharge of illegal fireworks and explosives.
(b) The illegal fireworks task force shall meet a minimum of five times between June 1, 2009, and December 31, 2009. The task force may continue to meet beyond December 31, 2009, if necessary.
(c) The department of transportation shall provide administrative support to the illegal fireworks task force.
(d) The chair of the illegal fireworks task force shall be . The task force may include representatives from the following organizations:
(1) Federal Bureau of Investigation;
(2) United States Drug Enforcement Agency;
(3) United States Coast Guard;
(4) Department of Homeland Security;
(5) Department of public safety;
(6) Department of transportation;
(7) Department of agriculture;
(8) Department of transportation - harbors division;
(9) Department of transportation - airports division;
(10) Department of defense;
(11) Department of the attorney general;
(12) Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii county police departments;
(13) State fire council;
(14) Consumer Product Safety Commission;
(15) Federal Aviation Administration;
(16) Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and
(17) United States Customs and Border Protection;
provided that the governor, the president of the senate, and
the speaker of the house of representatives, shall each appoint one member in addition to those specified in paragraphs (1) through (17); provided further that two other members of the task force shall be representatives of the shipping and trucking industries.
(e) The illegal fireworks task force shall submit a preliminary plan and strategy report to the legislature no later than January 10, 2010."
SECTION 2. Section 132D-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
ordinances, rules.] County authority. Notwithstanding any other
law to the contrary, [ no county shall] counties may enact
ordinances or adopt any rules regulating fireworks or articles pyrotechnic,
except as required in this chapter, that [ is inconsistent with or] are
more restrictive than[ , the provisions of] provided by this
chapter. Any ordinances and rules regulating fireworks or articles pyrotechnic
that were enacted or adopted by a county before March 31, 1995, except those
provisions [ which] that are [ not inconsistent] consistent
with[ ,] or more restrictive than those of this chapter, are declared
SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.