HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

89

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 2

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 132D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"132D-   Disposal of confiscated fireworks. A law enforcement agency that confiscates fireworks pursuant to enforcement of this chapter may safely destroy or dispose of the confiscated fireworks; provided that the law enforcement agency shall retain a sample of each type of confiscated fireworks for evidentiary purposes."

SECTION 2. Section 132D-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) Except as provided in subsection (a) or as otherwise specifically provided for in this chapter, any person violating any other provision of this chapter, shall be fined not more than $2,000 for each violation[.]; provided that the court may impose an additional fine of up to $100 per kilogram of fireworks confiscated."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 as a grant to the Honolulu police department to procure a secure container to store confiscated fireworks.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of public safety for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on March 15, 2094.



 

Report Title:

Fireworks; Disposal; Fines; Honolulu Police Department; Appropriation

 

Description:

Allows law enforcement agencies to safely dispose of confiscated fireworks except for a sample that is to be retained for evidentiary purposes. Authorizes the court to impose an additional fine of up to $100 for every kilogram of fireworks confiscated. Appropriates funds as a grant to the Honolulu Police Department for a secure container in which to store confiscated fireworks. Effective 3/15/2094. (SD2)

 

 

 

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