STAND. COM. REP. NO. 892
RE: H.B. No. 662
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 662 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FIREARM OWNERSHIP,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide an extensive process for limited firearm ownership solely for hunting or sport for certain misdemeanor offenders who are currently not allowed to possess a firearm in the State.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Firearms Coalition and twelve individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Honolulu Police Department.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 662, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 662, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair