COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR
Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Chair
Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, Vice Chair
Monday, March 16, 2015
Conference Room 016
HB 1326 RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE. JDL, WAM
Increases the monetary threshold to $750 with respect to property or services for theft in the second degree, effective 2016. Provides for 2% automatic yearly increase thereafter.
CAP POSITION: SUPPORT
Here is CAP’s testimony on this bill as it was heard in the House,
- A recent poll in Texas (a red state) found that 57% of the people said that $1,500 should be the felony threshold.
- Hawai`i’s $300 felony threshold (punishable by up to 5 years incarceration) has not changed since 1986
To SUPPORT, go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov, sign in and go to http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1326