(from the NRA-ILA)
Bills to Watch Out For as Hawaii Legislature Picks up Steam:
The 2012 Hawaii legislative season began on January 18, and with the January 25 bill introduction deadline having passed, the following gun-related measures are what remain from 2011 and what have been introduced for this year. Of the measures listed below, the most onerous are House Bill 441, House Bill 834, House Bill 2028 and Senate Bill 2975. We will keep you abreast of any and all developments on these bills as the session progresses.
House Bill 417, introduced by state House Speaker Calvin Say (D-20), would require county chiefs of police to issue Hawaii Firearm Permits. Senate Bill 835 is the companion measure introduced by state Senator Sam Slom (R-8), who also introduced Senate Bill 836, which would authorize chiefs of police to issue licenses to openly carry firearms. HB 417 has been referred to the House Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee. (2011)
House Bill 441, sponsored by state Representative Blake Oshiro (D-33), is a divisive six-point omnibus gun control measure that would mandate firearms be sold with safety devices, impose ammunition registration, include firearm and ammunition storage requirements for all dealers, prohibit disclosure of the source of information used to deny a firearm permit to purchase based on the applicant’s mental disorder, require the theft of a firearm be reported within 24 hours of the occurrence and prohibit import, sale and transfer of .50 BMG’s or cartridges. Although Representative Oshiro no longer serves in office, HB 441 could be picked up by a fellow legislator. This measure has also been referred to the House Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee. (2011)
See link for full list of 15 bills: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?id=7302