STAND. COM. REP. NO. 139-18
RE: H.B. No. 2414
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 2414 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require the Liquor Commission to streamline the process for the issuance of temporary licenses for the sale of liquor for fundraising events by nonprofit organizations; and
(2) Remove the Liquor Commission's discretion to take into account other considerations when deciding whether to grant a previously denied, refused, or withdrawn application.
The Mayor of the County of Maui, an individual Commissioner of the Liquor Commission of the County of Maui, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion.
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 H.B. No. 2414, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2414, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair