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Posted on Jun 30, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

WHAT:                      Bill Signing Ceremony – Gun Violence Prevention Bills

                                    HB490 Relating to Crimes Against Seniors

HB31 Relating to Firearms

HB1366 Relating to Firearms


WHEN:                      Thursday, July 1 at 1:30 p.m.


WHO:                         Governor David Ige with:

        • Rep. Gregg Takayama, chair, House Committee on Higher Education and Technology
        • Sen. Karl Rhoads, chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
        • Rep. Patrick Branco, vice chair, House Committee on Water and Land
        • Capt. Brian Yamamoto, Honolulu Police Department


FROM:                      Hawai‘i State Capitol, Office of the Governor, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room


DETAILS:                   FOR MEDIA ONLY:

Media questions will be taken through ZOOM – Audio.

Please RSVP to [email protected] and include your name and news organization. A Zoom link, password and instructions will be sent to the email address from which you sent your RSVP at least 30 minutes prior to the news conference.


The RSVP closes Thursday at 9:30 a.m. There will be an audio test for participating reporters 10:15 a.m.


Pool cameras are allowed at the State Capitol, though the parking garage remains closed except to authorized vehicles. Please forward the full names of pool photographers/news organizations to [email protected] and [email protected] for security clearance. Entry to the Capitol requires identification, masks, and a pre-entry thermal screening. Physical distancing is also required. One television pool photographer is permitted in the governor’s ceremonial room for the media briefing. All media must sign in upon arrival at the governor’s office (sign-in sheet on round table in reception area).


This news conference will be live streamed on the Governor’s Facebook page: