STAND. COM. REP. NO. 565

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 152

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 152 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FIREWORKS LABELING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to correct labeling dimensions for display fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, and aerial devices.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Fire Council; Honolulu Fire Department; Kauai Fire Department; Maui Fire Department; Hawaii Fire Department; Hawaii Explosives & Pyrotechnics, Inc.; and one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that the labeling requirements for fireworks are essential to upholding public safety and property protection. However, the language in existing statute relating to labeling requirements for display fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, and aerial devices was not enacted as intended. This measure clarifies the labeling requirement dimensions to conform with industry standard code.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 152 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,

 

 

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair