HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

776

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT TORT LIABILITY.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to amend section 662-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to afford all parties, including the State of Hawaii, with the same right to elect a jury trial in tort actions brought against the State pursuant to chapter 662, as private individuals have in tort actions.

SECTION 2. Section 662-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"662-5 Jury. Any party, including the State, may demand a trial by jury, for any action against the State under this chapter [shall be tried by the court without a jury; provided that the court, with the consent of all the parties, may order a trial with a jury whose verdict shall have the same effect as if trial by jury had been a matter of right.] in the same manner as a demand for jury is made by a private individual in a tort action."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

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



 

Report Title:

Government Tort Liability

 

Description:

Allows any party, including the State of Hawaii, to demand a jury trial in any action brought against the State under Chapter 662, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)

 

 

 

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