STAND. COM. REP. NO.  69-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.B. No. 1987

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred H.B. No. 1987 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to aid in prosecuting the possession and use of illegal fireworks by establishing them as part of nuisance abatement, which would allow for the courts to order the closure or forfeiture of any place used in violation of the fireworks law.


     The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Kauai Fire Department, Maui Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department, American Lung Association in Hawaii, and several individuals testified in support of this bill.  Several individuals supported the intent of this measure.  The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu and the Legislative Information Services of Hawaii provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by


     (1)  Moving the forfeiture provisions from section 712A-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to the new part under chapter 132D, HRS; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1987, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1987, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety,