Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   H.B. No. 1515

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Intrastate Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1515 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to ensure public safety and fulfill the requirements of licensure for security guards. 


Specifically, this measure:


     (1)  Requires applicants for licensure as a guard to meet specified registration, instruction, and training requirements within sixty days of employment; and


     (2)  Specifies that a renewal of guard registration shall be no sooner than two years from an applicant's completion of initial registration.


     Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Star Protection Agency LLC, Security & Safety at Outrigger Resorts, Pacific Courier, Inc., G45, Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security, ASIS International, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, and several concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Board of Private Detectives and Guards offered comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Clarifying that applicants for registration as a guard shall meet specified instruction and training requirements within sixty days after being hired;


     (2)  Requiring employers to transmit to the Board of Private Detectives and Guards, on a monthly basis, a list consisting of all newly hired employees who will be acting in a guard capacity and who will need to meet mandatory instruction and training requirements;


     (3)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2099, to promote further discussion; and


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


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Intrastate Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1515, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1515, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Labor & Public Employment.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Intrastate Commerce,