HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1172

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2017

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 132D-20, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"132D-20 Enforcement[.]; probable cause for arrest. (a) This chapter shall be enforced by each county. The counties are authorized to enforce and administer the provisions of this chapter.

(b) Arrests for offenses under this chapter or under a county ordinance described in section 132D-17.5 shall be made in compliance with chapter 803. Probable cause for the arrests may be established based on:

(1) Statements from individuals who witnessed the offenses, even if those individuals are not law enforcement officers; and

(2) Photographs, video recordings, or other recordings that show the commission of offenses and can be authenticated by one or more witnesses."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Fireworks; Arrests; Probable Cause

 

Description:

Clarifies that probable cause for arrests by law enforcement officers of fireworks offenders may be established based on statements from witnesses; and photographs, video recordings, and other recordings that can be authenticated by one or more witnesses.

 

 

 

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