STAND. COM. REP. NO.  740

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021

 

RE:   H.B. No. 352

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 352, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SECONDHAND DEALERS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to:

 

     (1)  Clarify that the pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers law applies to a secondhand dealer's operation of an automated recycling kiosk that only accepts handheld electronic devices for recycling; and

 

     (2)  Specify retention requirements for secondhand dealers that operate an automated recycling kiosk.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Maui Police Department, ecoATM, and Retail Merchants of Hawaii.  Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Kamaaina Loan and the Hawaii Pawnbrokers Association.

 

     Your Committee finds that this measure provides for a secure means to accept handheld electronic devices for recycling, promotes environmentally friendly practices, and allows secondhand dealers to remain responsive during the retention period to any request by a law enforcement agency.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 352, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair