TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2018
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO EXTENDED TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature notes with concern that, in cases of vehicular homicide when the offender is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the offender may fail to render aid as required by law. Such circumstances result in additional extreme distress for family and friends of the victim of the offender's criminal conduct.
The purpose of this Act is to provide the courts with the authority to extend the terms of imprisonment of persons convicted of negligent homicide under section 707-702.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, a class B felony, by adding it to the felonies that may be subject to extended terms of imprisonment under section 706-662.
SECTION 2. Section 706-662, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§706-662 Criteria for extended terms of imprisonment. A defendant who has been convicted of a felony may be subject to an extended term of imprisonment under section 706-661 if it is proven beyond a reasonable doubt that an extended term of imprisonment is necessary for the protection of the public and that the convicted defendant satisfies one or more of the following criteria:
(1) The defendant is a persistent offender in that the defendant has previously been convicted of two or more felonies committed at different times when the defendant was eighteen years of age or older;
(2) The defendant is a professional criminal in that:
(a) The circumstances of the crime show that the defendant has knowingly engaged in criminal activity as a major source of livelihood; or
(b) The defendant has substantial income or resources not explained to be derived from a source other than criminal activity;
(3) The defendant is a dangerous person in that the defendant has been subjected to a psychiatric or psychological evaluation that documents a significant history of dangerousness to others resulting in criminally violent conduct, and this history makes the defendant a serious danger to others. Nothing in this section precludes the introduction of victim-related data to establish dangerousness in accord with the Hawaii rules of evidence;
(4) The defendant is a multiple offender in that:
(a) The defendant is being sentenced for two or more felonies or is already under sentence of imprisonment for any felony; or
(b) The maximum terms of imprisonment authorized for each of the defendant's crimes, if made to run consecutively, would equal or exceed in length the maximum of the extended term imposed or would equal or exceed forty years if the extended term imposed is for a class A felony;
(5) The defendant is an offender against the elderly, handicapped, or a minor eight years of age or younger in that:
(a) The defendant attempts or commits any of the following crimes: murder, manslaughter, a sexual offense that constitutes a felony under chapter 707, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, or kidnapping; and
(b) The defendant, in the course of committing or attempting to commit the crime, inflicts serious or substantial bodily injury upon a person who has the status of being:
(i) Sixty years of age or older;
(ii) Blind, a paraplegic, or a quadriplegic; or
(iii) Eight years of age or younger; and
person's status is known or reasonably should be known to the defendant; [
(6) The defendant is a hate crime offender in that:
(a) The defendant is convicted of a crime under chapter 707, 708, or 711; and
(b) The defendant intentionally selected a victim
or, in the case of a property crime, the property that was the object of a
crime, because of hostility toward the actual or perceived race, religion,
disability, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or expression, or
sexual orientation of any person. For
purposes of this subsection, "gender identity or expression" includes
a person's actual or perceived gender, as well as a person's gender identity,
gender-related self-image, gender-related appearance, or gender-related
expression, regardless of whether that gender identity, gender-related
self-image, gender-related appearance, or gender-related expression is
different from that traditionally associated with the person's sex at birth[
(7) The defendant is convicted under section 707-702.5 and the defendant did not remain at the scene of the crime and render reasonable assistance to an injured person, including acts and omissions in violation of section 291C-12."
SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2035.
Negligent Homicide; Extended Term of Imprisonment
Adds certain cases of negligent homicide to the felonies that may be subject to an extended term of imprisonment. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD1)
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