HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
relating to firearms.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 134-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
an exceptional case, when an applicant shows reason to fear injury to the
applicant's person or property, the] The chief of police of the
appropriate county [ may] shall grant a license to an applicant
who is a citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years or more or
to a duly accredited official representative of a foreign nation of the age of
twenty-one years or more to carry a pistol or revolver and ammunition therefor
concealed on the person within the county where the license is granted. Where
the urgency or the need has been sufficiently indicated, the respective chief
of police [ may] shall grant to an applicant of good moral
character who is a citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years
or more, is engaged in the protection of life and property, and is not
prohibited under section 134-7 from the ownership or possession of a firearm, a
license to carry a pistol or revolver and ammunition therefor unconcealed on
the person within the county where the license is granted. The chief of police
of the appropriate county, or the chief's designated representative, shall
perform an inquiry on an applicant by using the National Instant Criminal
Background Check System, to include a check of the Immigration and Customs
Enforcement databases where the applicant is not a citizen of the United
States, before any determination to grant a license is made. Unless renewed,
the license shall expire one year from the date of issue."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Licenses to Carry; Firearms
Requires a county police chief to grant an applicant a license to carry a concealed handgun and ammunition within the county.
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