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TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO AMMUNITION.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "134-    Sale of ammunition; proof of registration
 
 5 required.   (a)  No person shall sell ammunition for any firearm
 
 6 required to be registered under section 134-3 except upon proof
 
 7 that the purchaser is the registered owner of the firearm for
 
 8 which the ammunition is being purchased. Any person selling
 
 9 ammunition shall keep a written record of all sales of
 
10 ammunition, including the name of the firearm owner, the owner's
 
11 registration number, and the type of ammunition purchased. For
 
12 purposes of this section, presentation of a copy of a completed
 
13 and stamped registration form pursuant to section 134-3(b) shall
 
14 constitute proof that the purchaser is the registered owner of
 
15 the firearm.
 
16      (b)  Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of
 
17 a misdemeanor."
 
18      "134-    Purchase of ammunition for rifles or shotguns
 
19 acquired prior to July 1, 1994.  (a)  Notwithstanding section
 

 
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 1 134-   , a person may sell ammunition to a purchaser for an
 
 2 unregistered rifle or shotgun acquired prior to July 1, 1994;
 
 3 provided that, after June 30, 2001, no person shall sell
 
 4 ammunition for any rifle or shotgun acquired prior to July 1,
 
 5 1994, except upon proof that the purchaser is the registered
 
 6 owner of the rifle or shotgun for which the ammunition is being
 
 7 purchased, as provided in section 134-  , or upon production by
 
 8 the purchaser of either: a dated sales receipt for the rifle or
 
 9 shotgun; other reliable, written indicia of lawful ownership
 
10 prior to July 1, 1994; or a certificate of ownership issued by
 
11 the chief of police of the appropriate county.  The form of the
 
12 certificate of ownership for purposes of purchasing ammunition
 
13 shall be prescribed by the attorney general and shall be uniform
 
14 throughout the State.  The seller of ammunition shall comply with
 
15 the record keeping requirements of section 134-  .
 
16      (b)  Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of
 
17 a misdemeanor."
 
18      SECTION 2. Section 134-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
19 amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
 
20      "(b)  Every person who acquires a firearm pursuant to
 
21 section 134-2 shall register the firearm in the manner prescribed
 
22 by this section within five days of acquisition. The registration
 

 
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 1 shall be on forms prescribed by the attorney general, which shall
 
 2 be uniform throughout the State, and shall include the following
 
 3 information: name of the manufacturer and importer; model; type
 
 4 of action; caliber or gauge; serial number; and source from which
 
 5 receipt was obtained, including the name and address of the prior
 
 6 registrant.  If the firearm has no serial number, the permit
 
 7 number shall be entered in the space provided for the serial
 
 8 number, and the permit number shall be engraved upon the receiver
 
 9 portion of the firearm prior to registration.  The person
 
10 registering the firearm shall be given a copy of the completed
 
11 registration form stamped with an indicia of acceptance by the
 
12 applicable chief of police.  The indicia of acceptance shall be
 
13 prescribed by the attorney general and shall be uniform
 
14 throughout the State.  All registration data that would identify
 
15 the individual registering the firearm by name or address shall
 
16 be confidential and shall not be disclosed to anyone, except as
 
17 may be required for processing the registration or as may be
 
18 required by a law enforcement agency for the lawful performance
 
19 of its duties or as may be required by section 134-    or as may
 
20 be required by order of a court.
 
21      SECTION 3.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that
 
22 matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were
 

 
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 1 begun, before its effective date.
 
 2      SECTION 4.  New Statutory material is underscored.
 
 3      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000.
 
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 5                           INTRODUCED BY: ________________________
 

 
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