STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1378

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: S.B. No. 225

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 225, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to strengthen existing law concerning the offense of habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, also known as HOVUII, by amending the elements of the offense to include operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant within ten years of at least one prior conviction for HOVUII.

 

The Department of Transportation, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Kauai, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Maui, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu Police Department, and the Hawaii Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving supported this measure.

 

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. 225, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair