STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1590-08


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2008


RE:   S.B. No. 3182

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2008

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 3182, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to protect good samaritans by subjecting to the extended sentencing laws a person who in the course of committing or attempting to commit a crime inflicts serious bodily injury to a good samaritan.  This bill defines "good samaritan" to mean a person who, whether through justifiable use of force, contacting proper authorities, or other lawful means, renders or attempts to render emergency assistance or care in good faith and without compensation for the protection of another person from the commission or attempted commission by the defendant of any of the following crimes:  murder, manslaughter, certain felony sexual offenses, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, or kidnapping.


     The Honolulu Police Department supported this bill.  The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu supported this bill with amendments.  The Attorney General supported the intent of this measure.  The Office of the Public Defender opposed this bill.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Deleting the crime of burglary from the list of crimes under the definition of "good samaritan"; and


     (2)  Changing its effective date to January 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3182, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3182, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,