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30 total bills, 18 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

HB25

Title: Relating To Public Safety.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to TIA/PVM, JUD, referral sheet 2

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB342

Title: Relating To The Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation.

Description: Prohibits the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation from investing in fossil fuel or firearm companies. Earmarks a portion of the Corporation's profits to be deposited into a subaccount of the Corporation's Revolving Fund. (HB342 HD1)

Last Action: Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Say voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aquino, DeCoite, Nakamura, Quinlan, Thielen excused (5).

Last Action Date: February 15, 2019

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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

this is an anti-gun bill

HB720

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires firearm owners to report lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms. (HB720 HD1)

Last Action: Act 023, 04/24/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1124).

Last Action Date: April 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB879

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 PVM, JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB884

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1160

Title: Relating To Shooting Range Protection.

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

Last Action: Referred to WLH, JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

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HB1176

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

Description: Authorizes law enforcement officers of the Department of Transportation to use electric guns while performing their duties. Requires law enforcement officers of DOT to be accredited by June 30, 2024, for the use of electric guns. (SD1)

Last Action: Act 187, 07/02/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1289).

Last Action Date: July 5, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1206

Title: Relating To Firearms.

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

Last Action: Referred to PVM, JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1303

Title: Related To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to PVM, JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1473

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

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HB1475

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Short form bill relating to firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUD, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1486

Title: Relating To Guns.

Description: 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.

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

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1531

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1543

Title: Relating To Gun Violence Protective Orders.

Description: Establishes a 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 oneself or another.

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

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SR29

Title: Urging The United States Congress To Propose And Adopt A Proposed Amendment To The United States Constitution Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution To Clarify The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms.

Description: Urging The United States Congress To Propose And Adopt A Proposed Amendment To The United States Constitution Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution To Clarify The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: March 7, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SCR42

Title: Urging The United States Congress To Propose And Adopt A Proposed Amendment To The United States Constitution Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution To Clarify The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms.

Description: Urging The United States Congress To Propose And Adopt A Proposed Amendment To The United States Constitution Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution To Clarify The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: March 7, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB237

Title: Relating To Firearms.

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

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB238

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: Referred to PSM, JDC/WAM.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB245

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

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

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB305

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

Description: Repeals ban on electric guns.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB556

Title: Relating To Firearms.

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

Last Action: The committee on PSM deferred the measure.

Last Action Date: February 7, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB600

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits individuals who are less than 21 years of age from bringing or causing to be brought into the State any firearm. (SB600 HD2)

Last Action: Act 257, 07/05/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1359).

Last Action Date: July 9, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB621

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: 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. Requires suspension of any fee related to the Rap Back system until the Rap Back system, a criminal record monitoring service, is fully implemented. (SB621 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; Representative(s) DeCoite, Har, Kong, McDermott, Okimoto, Quinlan, Ward voting no (7) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cabanilla Arakawa, Holt, Tokioka, Yamane excused (5).

Last Action Date: March 21, 2019

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SB853

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

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SB1293

Title: Relating To A Mutual Assistance Agreement.

Description: Authorizes the State to enter into a mutual assistance agreement with an out-of-state utility or other energy provider in order to restore power and utility service to the State, without regard to any regulatory law, in times of an emergency or natural disaster. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

Last Action: Referred to EEP, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 27

Last Action Date: March 7, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1318

Title: Related To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1321

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. (SD1)

Last Action: The committee on JDC deferred the measure.

Last Action Date: February 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1334

Title: Related To Firearms.

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1466

Title: Relating To Gun Violence Protective Orders.

Description: Establishes a process by which a law enforcement officer, family or household member, medical professional, educator, or colleague 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. (SB1466 HD2)

Last Action: Act 150, 06/26/2019 (Gov. Msg. No. 1252).

Last Action Date: July 1, 2019

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