Hawaii: Four gun safety bills and a U.S. Constitutional Amendment request progressing along

The NRA is watching very carefully a Hawaii Senate Resolution to urge Congress to clarify the Second Amendment. They’d like Congress to pass a new amendment that’s written to reflect public opinion and safety. At this point, it won’t go very far in Congress. Nevertheless, this is a bold proposal.

Other proposed gun safety regulations are progressing in various committees as shown below. The bill to require reporting of lost or stolen guns passed both Houses and is being resolved in committee.

The Bills

👍Senate Concurrent Resolution 42 would urge the U.S. Congress to propose and adopt a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution to clarify the constitutional right to bear arms.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House —>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate
—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👍Senate Bill 600 would raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House —>In Committee—>On Floor Calendar—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate —>In Committee—>On Floor Calendar—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👍Senate Bill 621/House Bill 720 would require the reporting of lost or stolen guns to help track these guns.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House —>In Committee—>On Floor Calendar—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate —>In Committee—>On Floor Calendar—>Passed Chamber

After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👍House Bill 1486 would shorten the duration of gun carry permits from one year to six months.
In the House —>In Committee—>On Floor Calendar—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Floor Calendar—>Passed Chamber
After Passage-–>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

Action

Please join other subscribers in barraging your Hawaii State Senator with a quick call to support Senate Resolution 42. Also, call your State Representative and ask for support of SB 600, and HB 1486.


  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.