THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

969

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended by adding a new chapter to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"Chapter

aNIMAL FUR PRODUCTS

   -1 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

"Fur" means any animal skin with hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached, either in its raw or processed state.

"Fur product" means any article of clothing or covering for any part of the body, or any fashion accessory, including but not limited to handbags, shoes, slippers, hats, earmuffs, scarves, shawls, gloves, jewelry, keychains, toys or trinkets, or home accessories and decor that is made in whole or in part of fur; provided that "fur product" does not include any of the following:

(1) A dog or cat fur product, as defined in title 19 United States Code section 1308;

(2) An animal skin that is to be converted into leather, or which in processing will have the hair, fleece, or fur fiber completely removed;

(3) Cowhide with the hair attached;

(4) Goatskin, lambskin, or sheepskin with the fleece attached; or

(5) The pelt or skin of any animal that is preserved through taxidermy or for the purposes of taxidermy.

"Taxidermy" means the practice of preparing and preserving the skin of an animal that is deceased and stuffing and mounting it in lifelike form.

"Ultimate consumer" means an individual who buys a fur product for the individual's own use, or for the use of another, but not for resale or trade.

"Used fur product" means a fur product that has been worn or used by an ultimate consumer.

   -2 Manufacture and importation of fur products for sale prohibited; exemption. (a) Beginning January 1, 2022, it shall be unlawful to manufacture fur products in the State, or import fur products into the State, for the purpose of sale in the State.

(b) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to the manufacture for sale of fur products using fur sourced exclusively from used fur products.

   -3 Penalty. Any person who violates this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."

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. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the Act that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

Animal Fur Products; Manufacture and Sale; Prohibition

 

Description:

Beginning January 1, 2022, prohibits the manufacture or importation for sale of certain animal fur products in the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

 

 

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