Report Title:

Crimes; Property Damage

Description:

Adds the mental state of knowledge to the elements of criminal property damage in the first and second degrees.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2157

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROPERTY DAMAGE.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 708-820, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (1) to read as follows:

"(1) A person commits the offense of criminal property damage in the first degree if:

(a) The person intentionally or knowingly damages property and thereby recklessly places another person in danger of death or bodily injury; or

(b) The person intentionally or knowingly damages the property of another, without the other's consent, in an amount exceeding $20,000."

SECTION 2. Section 708-821, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (1) to read as follows:

"(1) A person commits the offense of criminal property damage in the second degree if:

(a) The person intentionally or knowingly damages the property of another, without the other's consent, by the use of widely dangerous means; or

(b) The person intentionally or knowingly damages the property of another, without the other's consent, in an amount exceeding $1,500."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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