STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1941
RE: S.B. No. 600
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 S.B. No. 600, 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 prohibit individuals who are less than 21 years of age from bringing or causing to be brought into the State any firearm.
The Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, Honolulu Police Department, Giffords, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaii Public Policy Advocates, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The National Rifle Association of America, Hawaii Firearms Coalition, Institute for Rational and Evidence-Based Legislation, and many individuals testified in opposition to this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2019; 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 S.B. No. 600, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 600, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair