STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3235
RE: S.C.R. No. 118
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Judiciary, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 118 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT AND FUND THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF FIREARMS VIOLENCE AND PREVENTION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the United States Congress to support and fund the scientific study of firearms violence and prevention.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and four individuals. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committees find that gun violence is a serious public health concern affecting many individuals across the State and country. Your Committees further find that critical research into firearms violence would assist policymakers in better understanding the scale and causes of firearms violence and identify successful methods to reduce or prevent firearms violence. Therefore, your Committees find that the United States Congress should support and fund the scientific study of firearms violence and prevention.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 118 and recommend that it be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Judiciary,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair