HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

807

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 710-1063, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"710-1063 Unsworn falsification to authorities. (1) A person commits the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities if, with an intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of the public servant's duty, the person:

(a) Makes any statement, in written, printed, or electronic form, which the person does not believe to be true, in an application for any pecuniary or other benefit or in a record or report required by law to be submitted to any governmental agency;

(b) Knowingly makes a false statement in written, printed, electronic, or oral form, to a state investigator or a county inspector during an investigation into compliance with any state law, rule, or regulation or any county ordinance, rule, or regulation;

[(b)] (c) Submits or invites reliance on any statement, document, or record, in written, printed, or electronic form, which the person knows to be falsely made, completed, or altered; or

[(c)] (d) Submits or invites reliance on any sample, specimen, map, boundary-mark, or other object the person knows to be false.

(2) Unsworn falsification to authorities is a misdemeanor.

(3) As used in this section:

"County inspector" means a person employed, contracted, or appointed by a county or a county department or agency to evaluate or investigate compliance with any county ordinances, rules, or regulations.

"State investigator" means a person employed, contracted, or appointed by the State or a state department or agency to evaluate or investigate compliance with any state laws, rules, or regulations."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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 on January 28, 2081.


 


 

Report Title:

Penal Code; False Statements; Investigation

 

Description:

Amends the misdemeanor offense of unsworn falsification to authorities to include knowingly making a false statement to a state investigator or county inspector in certain circumstances. (HB807 HD1)

 

 

 

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