ALERT! NEW HEARING & STATUS ON BILLS SO FAR

NEW HEARING:  SB 473, SD1, proposing carry permit issue rules under the Federal retired Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), has a hearing, Tuesday, 02-24 at 9:15AM.  The Senate Public Safety Committee gutted the original version and replaced it with the language proposed by the Hawaii Attorney General’s office, renewing the AG’s complete authority over […]

URGENT! HRA Alert: Hearing SB1071 Thursday, 2/19

SB1071 allows police to issue permits to acquire firearms to legal permanent resident aliens.  Judge J. Michael Seabright of the US District Court for Hawaii in Fotoudas vs Kealoha et al, Sept. 2014, held them protected under the 2nd and 14th Amendments and has ordered that the counties accept their applications for permits pursuant to HRS 134-2(d).  […]

URGENT! HRA Alert: 2 Hearings, 2 Bills for Thursday, 2/12

OOPS, a computer program glitch routed you to an incorrect older hearing notice for the second bill.  The information on the first bill was and is correct.  The hearing notice link on the second bill works correctly now.  Sorry, Max. The Senate hears two bills Thursday afternoon, 2/12/15. The worst bill of the decade, SB […]

URGENT! HRA Alert: 3 Bills for Hearing Monday, February 9, 2015

Three important bills are up for a hearing in the Hawaii House Water & Land Committee, Monday Feb 9, 2015.  Please send testimony, and come and deliver it in person if you can for this first hearing in the House, on firearms and hunting issues.  Go to the Hawaii State Legislature web site Hearing Notice: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/hearingnotices/HEARING_WAL_02-09-15_.HTM […]

HRA Alert: Testimony Needed, First Gun Bill Hearing

Three gun bills are up for a hearing in the Hawaii Senate Public Safety Committee, Tuesday Feb 3, 2015.  Please send testimony and come and deliver it in person if you can for this important first hearing on our issues. Go to the Hawaii State Legislature web site Hearing Notice: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/hearingnotices/HEARING_PSM_02-03-15_.HTM See the last 3 bills […]

Legislative Report – January 2015

The Hawaii State Legislature opened January 21, 2015.  Your NRA/ILA Liaison from Sacramento, Dan Reid, and your HRA Legislative Liaison, Dr. Max Cooper, met with 17 key individual Hawaii State Legislators the week before session, advising them on our issues and soliciting their support. Thanks to several favorable court decisions, it’s a good year to […]