STAND. COM. REP. NO.  708-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   H.B. No. 2113

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 2113 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to protect health and safety by prohibiting the ignition, possession, sale, or use of aerial luminaries, more commonly known as sky lanterns.


     The Honolulu Police Department; the Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety; the Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association; and Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Hawaii Electric Light Company and Maui Electric Company, supported this measure.  The State Fire Council, the Honolulu Fire Department, the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the County of Hawaii Fire Department, and the County of Kauai Fire Department supported the intent of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the effective date to January 7, 2059, for the purpose of facilitating further discussion;


     (2)  Adding a savings clause; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, 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 H.B. No. 2113, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2113, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,