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Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

WHAT:          Bill signing ceremonies for the following:

HB 459 – Relating to Firearms: Requires written notice to certain law enforcement agencies, the court that issued a protective or restraining order on applicant, and the applicants probation or parole officer, as applicable, upon the denial of a permit.

HB 165 – Relating to Public Meetings: Requires state and county boards to make meeting documents available to the public. Clarifies notice requirements. Accounts for electronic documents and notices. 

HB 186 – Relating to Coffee Berry Borer Beetle: Extends the Coffee Berry Borer Pesticide Subsidy Program until June 30, 2021 for the purchase of pesticides to combat the pest.  Provides that no single coffee grower shall receive more than $6,000 a year in subsidies from the program.                  



  • Governor David Ige
  • Key Legislators
  • Supporters of the bills                 



Thursday, June 29, 2017:

1:30 p.m. HB 459 Relating to Firearms

2:00 p.m. HB 165 Relating to Public Meetings

Friday, June 30, 2017 (In Kona)

3:15 p.m. HB 186 Relating to the Coffee Berry Borer Beetle             



Thursday, June 29: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

Friday, June 30:  Holuakoa Gardens and Café, 76-5900 Old Government Road, Holualoa, Hawai‘i, 96725 (Kona)


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