STAND. COM. REP. NO. 523
RE: H.B. No. 950
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 950 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish in the Department of the Attorney General a program responsible for issuing credentials to qualified retired law enforcement officers who are state residents to carry concealed firearms pursuant to section 926C(d)(2)(B) of the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-277).
The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Public Safety, Honolulu County Republican Party, and several concerned individuals supported this measure. The Hawaii Firearms Coalition, Institute for Rational and Evidence-based Legislation, and many concerned individuals opposed this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 950, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 950, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair