1227 - Exempts a low-income applicant of child care assistance, who is a stalking victim, from child support cooperation requirements or from establishing good cause for not cooperating as a condition of receiving child care assistance. SB 387 – Requires the Board of Regents and the University of Hawaii to jointly adopt a policy concerning incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. HB 393 & SB 1149 – Requires a risk assessment and electronic monitoring of a criminal defendant under certain conditions such as when a defendant is convicted, among other crimes, of stalking. 2337 - Amends employment protections by prohibiting employers from discharging, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee who is a victim of stalking for taking time off from work related to stalking. Requires the policy developed, implemented, and disseminated concern sexual assault including sexual abuse, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving a student, both on and off campus. HB 390 & SB 79 – Modifies the current requirement that all community colleges, regents universities, and accredited postsecondary private institutions develop, implement, and disseminate a written sexual assault policy.
HB 4048 – Adds, a “certificate of handgun registration” to the list of prohibited items for a respondent who is subject to a stalking no contact order.
472 - Provides that an unmanned aerial device can be used to stalk and such action is criminalized. Also broadens the definition of “places the person under surveillance” to include among other behaviors, “Or otherwise tracks the person through any available technological means”.
602 - Prohibits the use of a drone to stalk a person. A crime of the third degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of three to five years, a fine of up to $ 15,000 or both. HB 597 – Requires the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii to adopt policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
3858 - Upgrades the crime of stalking from a crime of the fourth degree to a crime of the third degree if the victim was less than 18 years old. 448 - Increases the penalties for first degree stalking to a class C felony, second degree stalking to a class D felony, third degree stalking to a class E felony, and fourth degree stalking to a class A misdemeanor. HB 1047 & SB 1025 – Provides that employers allow sick leave for victims of stalking.
6572 - Outlaws a person from knowingly possessing on or about his or her person, land, abode, or business a firearm or ammunition, if that person has been convicted of a felony involving stalking. Also modifies the elements of the criminal offense of stalking to include when a reasonable person would feel, “terrorized frightened, intimidated, or threatened, or to fear that the person intends to cause (please see the rest of the statute)” Lastly, eliminates a current element of stalking requiring the person's course of conduct to actually induce fear in the victim of bodily injury to or death of the victim or the victim's family member.
SB 395 – Expands the definition of "course of conduct" for purposes of the definition of the crime of stalking contained in Code section 708.11 to include situations where a technological device is repeatedly used to locate, listen to, or watch a person without a legitimate purpose.