STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1168


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   H.B. No. 501

      H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 501, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to amend current state fireworks law by clarifying the authorization of:


     (1)  The use of fireworks for movie, television, or theatrical productions when a valid county permit has been issued; and


     (2)  The testing, disposal, and destruction of illegal fireworks by law enforcement.


     The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism; Hawaii State Fire Council; Honolulu Fire Department; and Honolulu Police Department testified in support of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Requiring a filming permit from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism for the use of fireworks for movie or television productions; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for 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. 501, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 501, H.D. 2.



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