Report Title:

State Highways; State Tort Liability

Description:

Establishes liability to State for injury or damage resulting from failure to maintain roads and highways in safe condition.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2866

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO STATE HIGHWAYS.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 662, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"662- Liability for injury or damage resulting from failure to maintain highway. The State shall be liable to any person for any property damage or personal injury, including wrongful death, resulting from the failure of the State to maintain and repair any public street, road, or highway, as defined in section 91-1, in a safe condition."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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