HONOLULU — A bill that makes it a misdemeanor to lie to a government investigator or inspector during a building inspection has won approval from both houses of the Hawaii Legislature.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Tyler Dos Santos-Tam of HI Good Neighbor, which was formed to combat large-scale, or “monster,” houses, hails House Bill 807 as another “key enforcement tool” against unscrupulous owners and contractors seeking to hide the intent of their structures.
A person convicted of the criminal misdemeanor could spend up to a year in jail and be hit with a fine of up to $2,000.
The bill is now awaiting action from Hawaii Gov. David Ige.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com