STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1555


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 611

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 611, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to extend by five years the June 30, 2017, sunset date of Act 83, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2012, which prohibits a county from requiring the installation of automatic fire sprinklers or an automatic fire sprinkler system in detached one- or two-family dwelling units that do not require access road or water supply variances and non-residential agricultural and aquacultural buildings and structures located outside an urban area.


     The Office of the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Complete Construction Services Corp., General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Graham Builders, Hawaii Association of Realtors, and numerous concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.  The Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust and Pacific Resource Partnership testified in support of the intent of this measure.  The Hawaii State Fire Council, Honolulu Fire Department, and Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463, IAFF, AFL-CIO testified in opposition to this measure.  The Office of the Mayor of the County of Hawaii provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by extending the sunset date of Act 83, SLH 2012, by an additional five years to June 30, 2027.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 611, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 611, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,