Legislative Alert – Gun Revocation Bill (SB783) Scheduled for Senate Hearing: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Legislation introduced by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a joint hearing before the Senate Senate Committee on Transportation and the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs.

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 229
415 South Beretania Street

SB783 specifies that an additional penalty for refusal to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test and requires the surrender of all firearms and ammunition within possession. Requires firearms permit application forms to be accompanied by an affirmation that neither the applicant nor any family or household member is or has been diagnosed with or treated for certain mental disorders and that if the applicant or family or household member is subsequently diagnosed, the applicant shall lock and secure or surrender all firearms and ammunition within 48 hours. Requires payment of a fine of $50 per day of noncompliance with the requirement to lock and secure, or surrender, firearms and ammunition within 48 hours. Specifies failure to pay child or spousal support as a good cause for revocation of a firearm permit or license. Creates an exemption for law enforcement officers.

For more information on SB783, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.

Although late testimony can be submitted on the day of the hearing, testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior to the hearing may not be posted online or distributed to the committee prior to the convening of the public hearing. In-person testimony is also accepted for those present during the hearing.

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