REPORT TITLE: 
Police liability


DESCRIPTION:
Limits liability for police while pursuing suspects.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.441        
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     A BILL FOR AN ACT

RELATING TO TORTS.



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

 1      SECTION 1. Chapter 663, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding new a section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "663-      Execption to liability for police officers while
 
 5 in pursuit of suspects.  Any county or state law enforcement
 
 6 officer who, while in the performance of the officer's official
 
 7 duties, pursues a suspected felon, shall not be liable for any
 
 8 civil damages resulting by the officer's acts or ommission,
 
 9 execpt for damages as may result from the officer's gross
 
10 negligence or wanton acts or ommision which tend to shock one's
 
11 conscience."
 
12      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
13      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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15                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________