HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1615

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to firearms.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"134-   Possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated; prohibited. (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to possess a loaded firearm while the person is intoxicated.

(b) Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

(c) For purposes of this section:

(1) A person is in possession of a loaded firearm when the person has immediate physical control over a loaded firearm and the person is outside of the person's dwelling as defined in section 703-300; and

(2) A person is intoxicated if the person:

(A) Is under the influence of alcohol in an amount sufficient to impair the person's normal mental faculties or ability to operate a firearm in a careful and prudent manner;

(B) Has .08 or more grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of the person's breath; or

(C) Has .08 or more grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters or cubic centimeters of the person's blood."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2020.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Firearms; Possession Prohibited While Intoxicated

 

Description:

Prohibits any person from possessing a loaded firearm while intoxicated, unless the person is in their own dwelling. Violation is a petty misdemeanor.

 

 

 

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