STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2154

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 1230

S.D. 2

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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1230, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FIREARMS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Prohibit the carrying or possessing of firearms in certain locations and premises;

 

(2) Require possession and disclosure of a license to carry;

 

(3) Prohibit leaving an unsecured firearm in a vehicle unattended;

 

(4) Prohibit consuming or being under the influence of alcohol, an intoxicating liquor, or a controlled substance when carrying a firearm;

 

(5) Prohibit carrying or possessing firearms on certain private property open to the public without express authorization;

 

(6) Require annual reports from the Department of the Attorney General on licenses to carry;

 

(7) Prohibit the failure to conceal a firearm by a concealed carry licensee where the failure to conceal results in alarm to another person;

 

(8) Amend the requirements for, and revocation of, firearms permits and licenses;

 

(9) Amend the criteria for disqualification of persons from owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm; and

 

(10) Expand the qualified immunity for health care providers who provide information on firearms applicants to include physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of the Attorney General; Department of Transportation; Office of Planning and Sustainable Development; one member of the Hawaii County Council; Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu; Brady Hawaii; Stonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Building Owners and Managers Association of Hawaii; Hawaii Psychological Association; Everytown for Gun Safety; Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; Healthcare Association of Hawaii; Indivisible Hawaii; League of Women Voters of Hawaii; Hale Ola Spa & Apothecary; Hawaii Bankers Association; and numerous individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Firearms Coalition, DC Project/A Girl & A Gun Womens Shooting League, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the University of Hawaii System, Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii State Association of Parliamentarians, and ten individuals.

 

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 S.B. No. 1230, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair