Bills

Below is a list of bills going through the 2019 legislative session that relate to Firearms and Firearms rights.

YOU NOW NEED TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY ON THESE BILLS. TO DO SO CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON NEXT TO EACH BILL NUMBER. IF THERE IS NO BUTTON IT HAS NOT GOT A HEARING YET.

HB1531 SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE
Prohibits any person from distributing, transporting, importing, bringing, or causing to be brought into the State; keeping for sale, or offering or exposing for sale; or transferring, manufacturing, possessing, selling, bartering, trading, gifting, or acquiring any assault weapon. Defines assault weapon. Authorizes the courts to impose an extended term of imprisonment for an offender who uses an assault weapon in the course of committing certain crimes.
 SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY Opposes this bill. This bill bans any magazine with more then 10 rounds & ALL semiautomatic rifles with a detachable magazine
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1531


SB1334  SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE
Defines “assault rifle” and “assault shotgun”. Amends the definition of “assault pistol” to expand what types of guns are considered assault pistols. Expands the ban on pistols with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity to any firearm with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity.
SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY OPPOSES this bill. This bill bans any magazine with more then 10 rounds & ALL semiautomatic rifles with a detachable magazine
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1334


HB1303 SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE
Defines “assault rifle” and “assault shotgun”. Amends the definition of “assault pistol” to expand what types of guns are considered assault pistols. Expands the ban on pistols with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity to any firearm with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity.
SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Strongly Opposes this bill. This bill bans any magazine with more then 10 rounds & ALL semiautomatic rifles with a detachable magazine
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1303


SB556 :
Adds the requirement to notify the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the gun permit application background check.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY  opposes this bill
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=556



SB600 : SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE
Provides that no person less than 21 years of age shall bring any firearm into the State.
>>SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE<<

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY  opposes this bill
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=600


SB1321
Clarifies that failure to register a firearm within the required time period does not relieve the owner of the duty to register the firearm. Allows the owner of an unregistered firearm to register the firearm thereafter without penalty.
Hawaii Firearms Coalition Supports this bill. Although we do not support registration we do feel that a simple mistake should not result in criminal charges.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1321


SB621 
Requires a person to report the person’s lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms to the appropriate county police department. Establishes penalties for failure to report.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY  opposes this bill. While we do advocate that people should report firearms that are lost or stolen, We do not believe a legal requirement should be made and that punishment up to losing your constitutional right to bear arms should be included.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=621


SB1466
Establishes a process by which a law enforcement officer or family or household member may obtain a court order to prevent a person from accessing firearms and ammunition when the person poses a danger of causing bodily injury to oneself or another.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY Opposes this bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1466


HB1541
Establishes the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center in the AG’s office to research strategies to prevent gun violence. Creates a special fund to support the Center. Appropriates funds.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY Opposes this bill.


HB25
Prohibits any person, including a hotel guest, from storing, keeping, carrying, or possessing any firearm or ammunition in any hotel room assigned to a guest with certain exceptions.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Strongly Opposes this bill.
CLICK to see our response letter to HB25 
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=25


HB1473
Repeals the ban on electric guns. Establishes a regulatory structure for the sale and transfer of electric guns by licensed persons. Restricts the use, storage, transfer, and disposal of electric guns. Requires training and education on electric guns. Prohibits certain individuals from possessing and using electric guns. Prohibits the use of electric guns in the commission of crimes.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition opposes this bill. This bill contains burdensome regulations that would stifle the access to arms and have no benefit to public saftey, HIFICO opposes the current wording of the bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1473


SB245
Repeals the ban on the possession, offering or holding for sale, selling, giving, lending, or delivering of electric guns.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY  Supports this bill
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=245


SB305
Repeals ban on electric guns.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY  Supports this bill
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=305


HB720
Requires firearm owners to report lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms. Requires firearm licensees to report attempted unlawful purchases of firearms as a condition of the license to sell and manufacture firearms.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Opposes this bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=720


HB879
Clarifies that failure to register a firearm within the required time period does not relieve the owner of the duty to register the firearm. Allows the owner of an unregistered firearm to register the firearm thereafter without penalty.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Supports this bill. Although we do not support registration we do feel that a simple mistake should not result in criminal charges.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=879


HB884
Authorizes county police department to issue a person a license to carry a handgun in all counties of the State. Extends the expiration date of a license from one year to five years.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Strongly Supports this bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=884


HB1160
Provides protections to shooting range operators and individuals engaged in target shooting from burdensome regulations related to noise pollution and similar noise control ordinances.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Strongly Supports this bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1160


HB1475
Short form bill relating to firearms.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Strongly Opposes this bill. This bill is intentionally left blank for the purpose of gut and replace.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1475


HB1486
Requires an applicant to successfully complete a firearms safety or training course within thirty days before applying for or renewing a license to carry a concealed or unconcealed weapon. Repeals the ban on electric guns.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Opposes this bill. The restrictive changes to the laws in this bill do nothing to benefit the safety of the public in general. Although we advocate the need for training
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1486


SB237
Increases the maximum detachable ammunition magazine capacity for pistols that may be manufactured, possessed, sold, bartered, traded, gifted, transferred, or acquired.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Strongly Supports this bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=237


SB238
Authorizes the chief of police from each respective county to issue licenses to carry a concealed firearm. Specifies processes for license applications, renewals, revocations, and record keeping. Strictly prohibits carrying concealed firearms under certain circumstances. Makes various conforming amendments.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition Supports this bill. This bill contains some restrictive language which we oppose.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=238&year=2019


SB853
Authorizes the department of the attorney general to develop and implement a state program to allow active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in Hawaii pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. Makes a conforming amendment to state firearm laws.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY supports this bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=853&year=2019


SB1177
Establishes in the Department of the Attorney General a program responsible for issuing credentials to qualified law enforcement officers pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, as amended

Hawaii Firearms Coalition STRONGLY supports this bill.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1177&year=2019


SB1318
Requires the chiefs of police to adopt procedures to: require that any person granted a license to carry an open or concealed firearm be qualified to use the firearm in a safe manner by successful completion of a course of instruction and firearm qualification test; and require that any person who has been approved for a license to carry an open or concealed firearm, who is not employed as a security guard by an authorized security company, show proof of valid firearms or self-defense insurance prior to being issued the license.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition  supports this bill. We support the right to bear arms outside of the home, This bill does however contain burdensome restrictions and financial requirements for those which to do so. It all so contains an insurance requirement for a product that dose not exist
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1318&year=2019