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Proposed Hawaii Firearm Legislation SB459

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Legislation Overview

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Subject: Firearms: Active and Retired Law Enforcement Officers: Carrying of a Concealed Firearm: LEOSA

Description: Authorizes the department of the attorney general to develop and implement a state program to issue firearm qualification certifications to qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in the State pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. Makes a conforming amendment to state firearm laws. (SD1)

Session: 2021 Regular Session

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

Companion Bill: HB657


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3 sponsors: Gil Keith-agaran (D); Donna Kim (D); Clarence Nishihara (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 12% (3 of 25)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 16, 2021 The committee(s) on JHA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
House Mar 12, 2021 Bill scheduled to be heard by JHA on Tuesday, 03-16-21 2:00PM in House conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
House Mar 11, 2021 Referred to JHA, FIN, referral sheet 22
House Mar 11, 2021 Pass First Reading
Senate Mar 9, 2021 Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 1). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Acasio, Fevella, Ihara, Kim, Nishihara, San Buenaventura. Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
House Mar 9, 2021 Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 213) in amended form (SD 1).
Senate Mar 4, 2021 Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1).
Senate Mar 4, 2021 Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 700) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
Senate Mar 4, 2021 48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
Senate Feb 16, 2021 The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 6 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Gabbard, Lee; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Kim, Fevella ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Acasio; and 0 Excused: none.
Senate Feb 11, 2021 The committee(s) on JDC has scheduled a public hearing on 02-16-21 9:16AM; Via Videoconference.
Senate Feb 4, 2021 Re-Referred to JDC.
Senate Jan 27, 2021 Referred to PSM, JDC.
Senate Jan 25, 2021 Passed First Reading.
Senate Jan 22, 2021 Introduced.
Type Date State Link Text
Amended Mar 1, 2021 state link bill text
Introduced Jan 22, 2021 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes No Votes Absent Passed
02/16/2021 6 1 0 0 Yes
  • Acasio, Laura (D) Nay
  • Fevella, Kurt (R) Yea
  • Gabbard, Mike (D) Yea
  • Keohokalole, Jarrett (D) Yea
  • Kim, Donna (D) Yea
  • Lee, Chris (D) Yea
  • Rhoads, Karl (D) Yea
resort votes by: party yeas nays name

Link: link to state bill page

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