STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2104
RE: S.B. No. 2303
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Seventh State Legislature
Regular Session of 2014
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2303 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FIREWORKS PERMIT FEES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to increase the fireworks display permit fee, which authorizes licensed pyrotechnicians to conduct aerial fireworks and indoor fireworks for theatrical purposes, from $110 to $300.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Fire Council, Honolulu Fire Department, Hawaii County Fire Department, Kauai Fire Department, and Maui Fire Department.
Your Committee finds that the process to approve a fireworks display permit is important to ensure public safety and property protection. The fireworks display permit fee has remained the same for thirteen years, yet the administrative costs to process, review, and approve permit applications have increased. This measure will address the rise in processing costs by raising the fireworks display permit fee from $110 to $300.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2303 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs,
WILL ESPERO, Chair