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21 total bills, 6 anti-gun bills,
7 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Hawaii Gun Laws

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note: Any bill pending at the final adjournment of a regular session in an odd-numbered year are reintroduced with the same status to the next regular session. However, regardless of its status at the conclusion of the first regular session, before the carried-over bill is enacted, it shall pass at least one reading in the house in which it originated.

this is an anti-gun bill

HB13

Title: Relating To Public Safety.

Description: Authorizes off-duty corrections officers to carry a concealed weapon without requiring a permit.

Last Action: The committee(s) on PBS recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.

Last Action Date: February 9, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB36

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Amends the criteria for issuance of licenses by the respective county chiefs of police for concealed and unconcealed carry of pistols and revolvers.

Last Action: Re-referred to PBS, JUD, referral sheet 7

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

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HCR55

Title: Requesting The Attorney General To Review Gun Amnesty Programs In Other States And Their Potential Applicability In This State.

Description: Requesting The Attorney General To Review Gun Amnesty Programs In Other States And Their Potential Applicability In This State.

Last Action: Resolution adopted in final form.

Last Action Date: May 5, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB410

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires a county police chief to grant a qualified applicant a license to carry a concealed or unconcealed handgun and ammunition within the county.

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 2

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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HB459

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires written notice to certain law enforcement agencies, the court that issued a protective or restraining order on an applicant, and the applicant's probation or parole officer, as applicable, upon the denial of a permit because of federal or state law. (HB459 CD1)

Last Action: Act 063, 06/29/2017 (Gov. Msg. No. 1164).

Last Action Date: June 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB802

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires a person licensed to sell firearms to report to police any unlawful attempt to purchase a firearm from the licensee.

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 3

Last Action Date: January 25, 2017

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HB1032

Title: Relating To Firearms Owned, Possessed, Or Controlled By Persons Who Pose A Serious Risk Of Violence Or Harm To Public Safety.

Description: Upon application allows law enforcement to seize and retain firearms or ammunition owned, possessed, or controlled by a person who poses a serious risk of violence or harm to public safety, pursuant to court order.

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 5

Last Action Date: January 27, 2017

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HB1176

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1205

Title: Relating To Shooting Range Protection.

Description: Provides protections against burdensome retroactive regulation and lawsuits; prevents frivolous claims against shooting range operators and individuals engaging in target shooting.

Last Action: Referred to IAC/HLT, JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1345

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits a person listed in the federal Terrorist Screening Database from owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition. Allows for removal of the disqualification. Requires surrender or disposal of firearms and ammunition.

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1583

Title: Relating To Gun Violence Protective Orders.

Description: Adds a new part to Chapter 134, HRS, to establish a detailed process allowing law enforcement officers and family or household members to obtain a court order to prevent a person from accessing firearms and ammunition where the person poses a danger of causing bodily injury to the person or another.

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1589

Title: Relating To Hunting Safety.

Description: Authorizes licensed hunters who comply with state firearms law to possess and use firearm noise suppressors while hunting. Authorizes the manufacture and sale of firearm noise suppressors for licensed hunters who comply with state firearms law. (HB1589 HD1)

Last Action: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Kobayashi, Oshiro excused (2).

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB9

Title: Relating To Firearms Insurance.

Description: Requires firearms owners to obtain firearms insurance. Requires DCCCA, with the assistance of DPS, to create a firearms insurance program. Creates special fund for administrative fees. Effective 1/1/2019.

Last Action: Referred to PSM/CPH, WAM.

Last Action Date: January 20, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB212

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Re-Referred to PSM, JDL.

Last Action Date: January 25, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB213

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Allows for the owner of a pistol to use any ammunition magazine with a capacity up to 17 rounds.

Last Action: Re-Referred to PSM, JDL.

Last Action Date: January 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB280

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits a person listed in the federal Terrorist Screening Database from owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition. Allows for removal of the disqualification. Requires surrender or disposal of firearms and ammunition.

Last Action: The committee on PSM deferred the measure.

Last Action Date: February 2, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB876

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Provides that owners of previously registered firearms in this State shall not be subject to the existing permit waiting period when seeking a permit to allow for the acquisition of another firearm.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDL.

Last Action Date: January 25, 2017

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SB898

Title: Relating To Firearms Owned, Possessed, Or Controlled By Persons Who Pose A Serious Risk Of Violence Or Harm To Public Safety.

Description: Allows law enforcement to seize and retain firearms or ammunition owned, possessed, or controlled by a person who poses a serious risk of violence or harm to public safety, pursuant to court order. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD2)

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 27

Last Action Date: March 9, 2017

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SB1035

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Provides state adult corrections officers the same concealed weapon exemptions allowed to state and county law enforcement officers.

Last Action: The committee on PSM deferred the measure.

Last Action Date: February 7, 2017

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SB1036

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: 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. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD2)

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 27

Last Action Date: March 9, 2017

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SB1037

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires that certain agencies be notified when a firearm permit application is denied because the applicant is prohibited from owning, possessing, receiving, or controlling a firearm under federal or state law. Requires the firearms permit issuing authority to notify the court that issued a protective or restraining order on an applicant, as applicable, upon notification of a permit denial. Requires the department of public safety to notify the probation or parole officer of an applicant, if applicable, upon notification of a permit denial. Takes effect 5/22/2050. (SD2)

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 27

Last Action Date: March 9, 2017

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