Report Title:

Sentencing; Crimes Against Pregnant Women

 

Description:

Establishes mandatory minimum prison terms for certain offenses against pregnant women.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2334

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2008

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

relating to crime.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 706-660.2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"706-660.2 Sentence of imprisonment for offenses against children, elder persons, or handicapped persons. Notwithstanding section 706-669, a person who, in the course of committing or attempting to commit a felony, causes the death or inflicts serious or substantial bodily injury upon a person who [is:] has the status of being:

(1) Sixty years of age or older;

(2) Blind, a paraplegic, or a quadriplegic; [or]

(3) Eight years of age or younger; or

(4) Pregnant;

and [such disability] the person's status is known or reasonably should be known to the defendant, shall, if not subjected to an extended term of imprisonment pursuant to section 706-662, be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment without possibility of parole as follows:

(1) For murder in the second degree--fifteen years;

(2) For a class A felony--six years, eight months;

(3) For a class B felony--three years, four months;

(4) For a class C felony--one year, eight months."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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