HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

784

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

Relating to Trespass.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 708, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part II to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"708-   Enforcement of trespass laws on public land. When trespass involves public land, all law enforcement officers shall enforce the trespass laws of this part without regard to whether the land is owned by the State or by a county; provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to alter the existing responsibility of law enforcement officers to enforce, as applicable, the laws of the State, or to alter the respective jurisdictional boundaries observed by state and county law enforcement officers."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

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

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Trespass; Public Land; Ownership; Enforcement

 

 

Description:

Clarifies that when trespass involves public land, all law enforcement officers shall enforce trespass laws, without regard to whether the land is owned by the State or by a county.

 

 

 

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