HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2347

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 231-4.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]231-4.3[]] Investigators; appointment and powers. (a) The director of taxation may appoint and commission one or more investigators as the exigencies of the public service may require. Persons appointed and commissioned under this section shall have and may exercise all of the powers and authority and the benefits and privileges of a police officer or of a deputy sheriff, including the power to arrest[; provided that such powers shall remain in force and effect only while in actual performance of their duties]. These investigators shall consist of personnel whose primary duty is to conduct investigations as directed by the director[.] of taxation and as authorized by law. Persons appointed and commissioned under this section [shall] may be exempt from chapter 76.

(b) Investigators who are subject to chapter 76 shall also have and may exercise all of the powers and authority and the benefits and privileges of a police officer or of a deputy sheriff, including the power to arrest.

(c) The director of taxation may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to implement this section."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Taxation; Investigators; Police Powers

 

Description:

Clarifies that Department of Taxation investigators who are subject to chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, also have police powers. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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