Hawaii Sex Offenders Law protects the citizens of the state from sex offenders living in Hawaii. The Law subjects all sex offenders in Hawaii to mandatory registration. Sex offenders register with the office of the Attorney General of the State.
The timeframe for registration depends on the nature of crime. Registration may last a few years or for a lifetime.
The law also mandates all sex offenders living in the state to update their registration. Hawaii sex offender’s law covers both sex offenders living in Hawaii and convicted in another state but with the intent of residing in Hawaii.
The state criminal’s department makes sure the public are aware of the dangers of sex offenders in their community.
Hawaii Sex Offender’s Registry is in charge of information on sex offenders living in the state. According to the state’s sex offender’s law, the registry ensures that the accurate details on sex offenders in Hawaii are available to the public.
Hawaii sex offender’s registry works with the state’s criminal department to register sex offenders in Hawaii. The Registry also verifies the information by sex offenders to make sure they are accurate.
The Registry stores this information and makes them to the public available through the internet.
Information Maintained in Hawaii Sex Offender Registry
H.R.S. § 846E-2 (West 2008)
(c) Registration information for each covered offender shall consist of a recent photograph, verified fingerprints, and a signed statement by the covered offender containing:
(1) The name, all prior names, and all aliases used by the covered offender or under which the covered offender has been known and other identifying information, including date of birth, social security number, sex, race, height, weight, and hair and eye color;
(2) The actual address and telephone number of the covered offender's residence or mailing address, or any current, temporary address where the covered offender resides, and for each address how long the covered offender has resided there;
(3) The actual address and telephone number where the covered offender is staying for more than ten days, if other than the stated residence;
(4) If known, the future address and telephone number where the covered offender is planning to reside, if other than the stated residence;
(5) Names and, if known, actual business addresses of current and known future employers and the starting and ending dates of any such employment;
(6) Names and actual addresses of current and known future educational institutions with which the covered offender is affiliated in any way, whether or not compensated, including but not limited to affiliation as a faculty member, an employee, or a student, and the starting and ending dates of any such affiliation
(7) The year, make, model, color, and license number of all vehicles currently owned or operated by the
(8) A statement listing all covered offenses for which the covered offender has been convicted or found unfit to proceed or acquitted under chapter 704;
(9) A statement indicating whether the covered offender has received or is currently receiving treatment ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction or by the Hawaii paroling authority;
(10) A statement indicating whether the covered offender is a United States citizen; and
(11) Any additional identifying information about the covered offender.
Community Notification and Websites
H.R.S. § 846E-3 (West 2008)
(a) Registration information shall be disclosed as follows:
(1) The information shall be disclosed to law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes;
(2) The information shall be disclosed to government agencies conducting confidential background checks;
(3) The attorney general and any county police department shall release public information.
(d) The following methods shall accomplish public access authorized by this section:
(1) Public access to the public information for each covered offender subject to subsection (c), paragraphs (1) through (4) shall be provided by both public Internet access and on-site public access or;
(2) On-site public access shall provide public access to the public information for each covered offender subject to subsection (c), paragraph (5); provided that on-site public access shall be provided for each covered offender at the Hawaii criminal justice data center and at one or more designated police stations in each county, to be designated by the attorney general, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays.
Limitations on Residency or Employment
H.R.S. § 846E-2 (West 2008)
(a) Sex offenders must register for life.
H.R.S. § 846E-10 (West 2008)
A sex offender who has substantially complied with registration and who is not an aggravated sex offender, repeat sex offender or sexually violent predator may petition the court for termination of his/her registration requirements:
Within 3 working days after arrival in the county where offender plans to reside longer than 1 month; within 3 working days of a change of address
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