REPORT TITLE:
Dist. Ct.; Juris.


DESCRIPTION:
Creates a violation where any person fails to anwser to a
citation or a summons for a traffic violation.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           921
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                H.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT.
 


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

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "291C-     Failure to appear.  Any person who fails to
 
 5 appear at the place and within the time specified in the summons
 
 6 or citations issued to the person for any traffic violation or
 
 7 who fails to appear for any subsequent answer, hearing, or trial
 
 8 date set by the court for the traffic violation is guilty of a
 
 9 violation as provided in the Penal Code regardless of the
 
10 disposition of the charge of which the person was originally
 
11 cited.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the
 
12 power of the court to regulate its proceedings and to punish any
 
13 person whose failure to appear delays proceedings before the
 
14 court.
 
15      SECTION 2.  This Act shall not affect rights and duties that
 
16 have matured, penalties that were incurred, or proceedings that
 
17 began prior to the effective date of this Act.
 
18      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
19 New statutory material is underscored.
 
20      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.