STAND. COM. REP. NO. 888

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 720

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 720, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FIREARMS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to strengthen the system of firearm reporting in the State by requiring firearm owners to report lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms, and imposing criminal penalties for intentionally and knowingly failing to comply.

 

The Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Honolulu Police Department, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The National Rifle Association of America, Hawaii Firearms Coalition, Honolulu County Republican Party, Institute for Rational and Evidence-based Legislation, and numerous individuals testified in opposition to this measure.

 

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. 720, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair