STAND. COM. REP. NO.  61-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   H.B. No. 1660

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1660 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to include in the offense of obstruction:


(1)  The provision of less than one meter of space for passage on any paved public sidewalk, except as authorized by law; and


(2)  Failure to obey a reasonable request or order by a law enforcement officer to cease any activity that does not meet the one meter requirement above.


     The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery and a few individuals testified in opposition of this measure.  The Department of Transportation provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     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 H.B. No. 1660, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1660, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


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