STAND. COM. REP. NO. 888
RE: H.B. No. 720
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. 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 Hawai‘i, 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,
CHRIS LEE, Chair