REPORT TITLE:
Robbery; Dangerous instrument


DESCRIPTION:
Amends definition of "dangerous weapon" to include an animal that
in the manner used or threatened to be used is capable of
producing death or serious bodily injury. (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           919
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                S.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO ROBBERY.
 


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

 1      SECTION 1.   Section 708-840, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by amending subsection (2) to read as follows:
 
 3      "(2)  As used in this section, "dangerous instrument" means
 
 4 any firearm, whether loaded or not, and whether operable or not,
 
 5 or other weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance,
 
 6 whether animate or inanimate, or an animal, which in the manner
 
 7 it is used or threatened to be used is capable of producing death
 
 8 or serious bodily injury."
 
 9      SECTION 2.  This Act shall apply to any proceeding begun
 
10 after its effective date.
 
11      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
12 New statutory material is underscored.
 
13      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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