On May 5th, the Hawaii Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2022 legislative session. During this session, the Legislature passed House Bill 2075, to make changes to Hawaii’s pistol permitting and registration system in an effort to comply with the recent Yukutake v. Connors court case decision. It has been sent to Governor David Ige’s desk for his consideration.
House Bill 2075 extends the time period in which an approved pistol permit may be used to make an acquisition from the current ten-days, to 30-days. In addition, it eliminates the requirement that authorities physically examine firearms upon registration for transfers by licensed dealers. Registrations of previously unserialized firearms, private transfers, and firearms brought in from out-of-state are still subject to inspection. This legislation falls short of the court decision and places unnecessary burdens on Hawaii's law-abiding gun owners.
NRA will be back in Honolulu for the 2023 session. In the meantime, please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates.