THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2121

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

Relating to felonies.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 711-1112, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]711-1112[]] Interference with the operator or operation of a public transit vehicle. (1) A person commits the offense of interference with the operator or operation of a public transit vehicle if the person interferes with the operation of a public transit vehicle or lessens the ability of the operator to operate the public transit vehicle by:

(a) Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to the operator of the public transit vehicle[; or];

(b) Threatening, by word or conduct, to cause bodily injury to the operator of the public transit vehicle with the intent to terrorize, or in reckless disregard of the risk of terrorizing the operator of the public transit vehicle[.]; or

(c) Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing the malfunction or breakdown of operation of a public transit vehicle, system, or service that results in serious bodily injury to or death of any person.

(2) For the purposes of this section, "public transit vehicle" is [a]:

(a) A public paratransit vehicle providing service to the disabled[, any];

(b) Any transit vehicle used for the transportation of passengers in return for legally charged fees or fares[, any];

(c) Any transit vehicle owned or operated by a government entity;

(d) Any school bus[, or any]; or

(e) Any taxi.

(3) Interference with the operator or operation of a public transit vehicle is a class C felony."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


 


 

Report Title:

Hawaii Council of Mayors Package; Felonies; Interference with Operation of Public Transit

 

Description:

Includes as a class C felony the offense of interference with the operation of a public transit vehicle, system, or service resulting in serious bodily injury or death. (SD1)

 

 

 

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