Report Title:

Crime Victim Compensation; Awards

Description:

Increases the present crime victim compensation award ceiling of $10,000, in cases involving compensable medical expenses in excess of $10,000, to the lower of either $20,000 or the actual amount of the compensable medical expenses. (SD1)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2821

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF CRIME VICTIMS.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 351-62, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) No compensation shall be awarded under this chapter in an amount in excess of $10,000[.]; provided that, if a case involves compensable medical expenses in excess of $10,000, no compensation shall be awarded in excess of $20,000 or the actual amount of compensable medical expenses, whichever is lower. In determining the amount of compensable medical expenses to be awarded, the commission shall deduct amounts or benefits as provided under section 351-63."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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.