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Hawaii Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Yearly §846E-2(g); Life §846E-2(a)
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Yes, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Probably, but an official statute could not be found.
Hawaii State Validation Report on the STATIC-99 and STABLE-2000 Sex Offender Risk Assessments
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Those with a single offense that is a misdemeanor. 846E-3(h)
Is there a registration fee?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
Yes: Hawaii Revised Statutes 846E-10
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
Ten days in a row or more than 30 days in a calendar year; §846E-2(a)
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Within three days from arrival; §846E-2(g)
State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration
What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
Yes for 1st degree electronic enticement of a child. HRS §707-756©(2)
What are the state civil commitment laws?
Only for habitual drug addiction and mental illness. No civil commitment for sexual crimes.
Civil commitment laws
What is the age of consent?
Age 16. HRS § 707-732
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
How does the state’s legislative process work?
Good general info:
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
search boxes on left for key words
Best keywords are:
sexual offense, sexual laws
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
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Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs
Senate Committe on the Judiciary
House Committee on the Judiciary
House public safety
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
465 South King Street, Room 102
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-3350
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
None at this time.
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups:
Other helpful information
In November 2001 the Hawaiian Supreme Court, in State v. Bani, 97 Haw. 285, struck down Hawaii’s Megan’s Law legislation as unconstitutional based on the public notification provision. Consequently community notification is no longer allowed.