STAND. COM. REP. NO. 790

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 426

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 426 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FIREARMS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Establish standards of conduct for firearm industry members;

 

(2) Authorize any person who has suffered harm because of a firearm industry member's violation of the standards of conduct to bring a civil action; and

 

(3) Authorize the Attorney General or any county attorney or public prosecutor to bring a civil action against a firearm industry member for violation of standards of conduct.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Indivisible Hawaii, Brady, Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, and six individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Puuloa Rifle and Pistol Club, Kaneohe Gun Shop, National Rifle Association of America, Young Guns, Safari Club International Hawaii Chapter, Hawaii Firearms Coalition, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Kaleo.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure will ensure accountability for those who manufacture and sell guns and firearms.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by 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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 426, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 426, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair