STAND. COM. REP. NO. 949
RE: H.B. No. 951
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 951 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MANSLAUGHTER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to amend the offense of manslaughter to include cases where a person knowingly distributes a dangerous drug in any amount and another person dies as a result of ingesting that drug.
The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Public Safety, Honolulu Police Department, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Office of the Public Defender testified in opposition to this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to January 28, 2081; and
(2) 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. 951, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 951, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair