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Act 165. Commutation of Punishment.

good behavior or meritorious conduct, may be allowed a deduction from the term of his sentence to be estimated as follows, beginning on the first day of his arrival at such prison or jail: Upon a sentence of not less than six months nor more than one year, five days for each month; upon a sentence for more than one year and less than three years, six days for each month; upon a sentence of not less than three years and less than five years, seven days for each month; upon a sentence of not less than five years and less than ten years, eight days for each month; upon a sentence of ten years or more, ten days for each month. When a prisoner has two or more sentences, the aggregate of his several sentences shall be the basis upon which his deduction shall be estimated.

SECTION 2. Every person who has been or may hereafter be convicted of any misdemeanor under any law of the Territory of Hawaii, or of any political subdivision thereof, and is confined in execution of the judgment or sentence upon any such conviction in any prison or jail in the Territory for any definite term, may be allowed a deduction from his term of sentence if, upon his request in writing, he shall perform service or labor upon any public work, the same to be estimated at the rate of one day for each five days in which such service or labor is performed. In reckoning the number of days in which such service or labor is performed Sundays shall be included.

SECTION 3. Whenever a prisoner convicted of a misdemeanor shall make the request referred to in the foregoing section, it shall be the duty of the officer under whose control or in whose custody he may be to place the said prisoner upon some public work.

SECTION 4. The deduction of sentence provided by this Act shall be allowed prisoners sentenced before this Act takes effect, but shall be allowed only from such date. The deduction of sentence lawfully allowed any prisoner before the date this Act

Act 165. Commutation of Punishment.
Act 166. Game Birds.

takes effect shall be noted upon the record of such prisoner and added to the deduction of sentence allowed him under the provisions of this Act.

SECTION 5. Any and all laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect from and after the date of its approval. Approved this 26th day of April, A. D. 1915.

LUCIUS E. PINKHAM, Governor of the Territory of Hawaii.

ACT 166

AN ACT

To AMEND SECTION 594 OF THE REVISED LAWS OF HAWAII,

1915, RELATING TO THE CLOSE SEASON FOR GAME BIRDS.

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii:

SECTION 1. Section 594 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1915, is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 594. Close season; punishment. It shall be unlawful to take, kill or destroy any migratory wild duck, plover, snipe, turnstone, curlew, stilt or mud-hen between the first day of May and the first day of October;

To take, kill or destroy any native wild duck between the first day of February and the first day of October; provided, however, that from and after October 31st, 1915, until October 31st, 1918, it shall be unlawful to take, kill or destroy any native wild duck;

To take, kill or destroy any quail or pheasant between the first day of February and the first day of October;

Act 166. Game Birds.

To take, kill or destroy any wild dove or wild pigeon between the first day of February and the first day of July; it shall be unlawful to take, kill or destroy in any one day more than twenty-five migratory wild ducks, plovers, snipes, turnstones, curlews, stilts or mud-hens, native wild ducks, wild doves or wild pigeons, nor more than seven cock-pheasants in any one day;

To take, gather or destroy any eggs of any wild duck, mudhen or stilt, pheasant, dove, wild pigeon or quail at any time; to buy, sell or offer for sale, transport or have in possession any of said game at any time when it is unlawful to kill the same;

To take, kill or destroy any skylarks or hen-pheasants; to take, gather or destroy any eggs of such skylarks or henpheasants at any time; or to buy, sell or offer for sale, or have in possession skylarks at any time;

To take, kill or destroy any wild peacock in the City and County of Honolulu prior to the first day of October, 1920;

Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), or be imprisoned for a term of not less than seven days nor more than six months; one-half of the fine imposed, in cases of conviction, to be paid to the informer."

SECTION 2.

This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved this 26th day of April, A. D. 1915.

LUCIUS E. PINKHAM, Governor of the Territory of Hawaii.

Act 167. Criminal Procedure.

ACT 167

AN ACT

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IN CIRCUIT Courts.

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii :

Section 1. Bill of particulars. If the court is of the opinion that the accused in any criminal case has been actually misled and prejudiced in his defense upon the merits by any defect, imperfection or omission in the indictment, insufficient to warrant the quashing of the indictment, or by any variance, not fatal, between the allegations and the proof, the prosecuting officer shall, when so ordered by the court, acting upon its own motion or upon motion of the prosecution or defendant, file in court and serve upon the defendant, upon such terms as the court shall impose, a bill of particulars of the matters in regard to which the court finds that the defendant should be informed.

In determining whether further information, and if so what information, is desirable for the defense of the accused upon the merits of the case the court shall consider the whole record of the case and the entire course of the proceedings against the accused.

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect from and after the date of its approval.

Approved this 26th day of April, A. D. 1915.

LUCIUS E. PINKHAM, Governor of the Territory of Hawaii,

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To PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OF THE SUM OF

TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) TO PAY FOR THE
ENTERTAINMENT AND EXPENSES OF Such SENATORS AND
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
UNITED STATES AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED PERSONS AS
MAY VISIT THE TERRITORY PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 1917.

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii:

SECTION 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any moneys received from the general revenues of the Territory to help to pay for the entertainment and expenses of such Senators and Members of the House of Representatives of the United States and other distinguished persons as may visit the Territory prior to June 30, 1917.

Section 2. The sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) hereby appropriated shall be in addition to the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) heretofore appropriated for said purpose by the terms of Act 4 of the Session Laws of 1915, approved February 25, 1915.

SECTION 3. The money hereby appropriated shall be under the control of and expended by the Secretary of Hawaii, with the approval of the Governor of Hawaii.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval.

Approved this 26th day of April, A. D .1915.

LUCIUS E. PINKHAM, Governor of the Territory of Hawaii.

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