CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 25

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2015

 

RE:    S.B. No. 569

       S.D. 1

       H.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam and Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 569, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THEFT,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to amend the offense of theft in the second degree to:

 

     (1)  Increase the threshold value of property or services from $300 to $750; and

 

     (2)  Require a two percent annual increase of the threshold value of property or services, rounded up to the nearest dollar, beginning on January 1, 2017, and increasing on January 1 of each year thereafter.

 

     Your Committee on Conference finds that the last time the threshold value of property or services under the offense of theft in the second degree increased was in 1986.  Prices of consumer items have substantially increased since 1986.  This measure updates the threshold value of property or services under the offense of theft in the second degree to better reflect the rise in prices of consumer items.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by deleting language that requires a two percent annual increase of the threshold value of property or services beginning on January 1, 2017, and on January 1 of each year thereafter.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 569, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 569, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair

 

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GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair