S.B. NO.



S.D. 1


H.D. 1














SECTION 1. Chapter 183D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part V to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"183D-    Animal fur products. (a) It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or otherwise distribute for monetary or nonmonetary consideration a fur product in Hawaii. For purposes of this section, the sale of a fur product shall be deemed to occur in Hawaii if:

(1) The buyer takes physical possession of the fur product in Hawaii; or

(2) The seller is located in Hawaii.

(b) This section shall not apply to the sale, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or distribution of:

(1) A used fur product by a person (excluding a retail transaction), nonprofit organization, or second-hand store, including a pawn shop;

(2) A fur product used in the exercise of traditional and customary rights protected pursuant to article XII, section 7, of the Hawaii State Constitution; or

(3) A fur product where the activity is expressly authorized by federal law.

(c) A person in violation of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000. Each fur product sold, offered for sale, displayed for sale, traded, or distributed in violation of this section, and every day upon which any violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.

(d) The department may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to further implement or enforce this section.

(e) As used in this section:

"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. "Fur product" does not include any of the following:

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

(2) Cowhide with the hair attached thereto;

(3) Deerskin with the hair attached thereto;

(4) Lambskin or sheepskin with the fleece attached thereto; or

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

"Nonprofit organization" means any entity exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for charitable, religious, philanthropic, educational, or similar purposes.

"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 a person who buys a fur product for the person'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."

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. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



Report Title:

Animal Fur Products; Trade; Prohibition; Department of Land and Natural Resources



Prohibits the sale, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or distribution of certain animal fur products in the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)




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