Bill Text: HI SB2 | 2013 | Regular Session | Amended

Bill Title: Simulated Firearms; Terroristic Threatening; Robbery

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-07-09 - Act 255, 7/2/2013 (Gov. Msg. No. 1358). [SB2 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2013-SB2-Amended.html



STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1231


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2013


RE:   S.B. No. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to include the use of a simulated firearm in the offenses of terroristic threatening in the first degree and robbery in the first degree.


     The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu and the Honolulu Police Department supported this measure.  The Office of the Public Defender opposed this measure.  The Hawaii Rifle Association submitted comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Expanding the definition of a "simulated firearm" to include any object that substantially resembles a firearm, can reasonably be perceived as a firearm, or is used or brandished as a firearm; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,