THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

214

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSIT.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 711, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"711- Interference with the operation of a public transit vehicle. (1) A person commits the offense of interference with the operation of a public transit vehicle if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes:

(a) The breakdown of a public transit vehicle, resulting in the vehicle's removal from service; or

(b) The malfunction of a public transit system or service.

(2) As used in this section, "public transit vehicle" includes:

(a) Any public paratransit vehicle providing service to the disabled;

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

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

(d) Any school bus; and

(e) Any taxi.

(3) Interference with the operation of a public transit vehicle that results in serious bodily injury to, or death of, any person, is a class C felony.

(4) Interference with the operation of a public transit vehicle that does not result in serious bodily injury to, or death of, any person, is a misdemeanor."

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. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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By Request


 


 

Report Title:

City and County of Honolulu Package; Penal Code; Public Transit; Interference; Offense

 

Description:

Establishes the offense of interference with the operation of a public transit vehicle.

 

 

 

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