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HB1653 HD1 SD1     
Measure Title: RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
Report Title: Elections; Voting; Elections by Mail; Absentee Voting; Postponed Elections and Election Results; Election Expenses; Appropriation ($)
Description: Beginning with the primary election in 2018, requires the office of elections to implement election by mail in a county with a population of fewer than 100,000 and beginning with the 2020 primary election, implement election by mail in each of the other counties for all elections. Establishes an elections by mail system, including requirements for ballots, replacement ballots, deficient return of ballots, ballot counting, voter service centers, places of deposit, and election expenses and responsibilities. Establishes procedures for postponed elections. Makes conforming amendments to provide for an elections by mail system. Allows permanent absentee voters to request that their ballots be temporarily forwarded to another address in or outside of the State for a single election or a primary or special primary election and the election immediately following it. Allows for the electronic transmission of mail-in ballots. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the elections by mail program. Requires the office of elections to submit annual reports to the legislature from 2017 to 2023 regarding implementing the elections by mail program. Effective 7/1/2076. (SD1)
Companion:  SB2116
Package: Elections
Current Referral: JDL, WAM
Introducer(s): SOUKI (Introduced by request of another party)

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1/20/2016HPending introduction.
1/21/2016HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/25/2016HReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 1
2/4/2016HBill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Tuesday, 02-09-16 2:00PM in House conference room 325.
2/9/2016HThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until Thursday, 02-11-16 at 2:01PM in room 325.
2/9/2016HBill scheduled for decision making on Thursday, 02-11-16 2:01PM in conference room 325.
2/11/2016HThe committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Rhoads, San Buenaventura, Creagan, Hashem, Kawakami, C. Lee, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takayama, Woodson, McDermott, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Belatti, Brower.
2/18/2016HReported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 450-16) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2/18/2016HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Luke, Nakashima, Souki excused (3).
2/23/2016HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 02-25-16 3:00PM in House conference room 308.
2/25/2016HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Cachola, Cullen, Johanson, Jordan, Keohokalole, Kobayashi, LoPresti, Lowen, Onishi, Tokioka, Yamashita, Pouha, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) DeCoite.
3/4/2016HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 761-16), recommending passage on Third Reading.
3/4/2016HPassed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) DeCoite, Saiki, Tupola excused (3). Transmitted to Senate.
3/8/2016SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 71).
3/8/2016SPassed First Reading.
3/10/2016SReferred to JDL, WAM.
3/18/2016SThe committee(s) on JDL has scheduled a public hearing on 03-21-16 9:00AM in conference room 016.
3/21/2016SThe committee(s) on JDL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDL were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keith-Agaran, Shimabukuro, K.Kahele, L. Thielen; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Slom; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Gabbard, Kim.
3/24/2016SReported from JDL (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3088) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.
3/24/2016SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
3/24/2016SThe committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-28-16 9:00AM in conference room 211.
3/28/2016SThe committee(s) on WAM deferred the measure until 03-31-16 9:15AM in conference room 211.
3/31/2016SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WAM were as follows: 8 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Dela Cruz, Chun Oakland, Galuteria, Harimoto, Inouye, Riviere, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Slom; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) English, Taniguchi.
4/8/2016SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3479) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading.
4/8/2016SOne Day Notice 04-12-16.
4/12/2016SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading. Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Slom). Transmitted to House.
4/12/2016HReturned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 521) in amended form (SD 1).
4/14/2016HHouse disagrees with Senate amendment (s).
4/15/2016SReceived notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 609).
4/18/2016HHouse Conferees Appointed: Rhoads, Nishimoto Co-Chairs; Takayama, McDermott.
4/19/2016SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 611).
4/21/2016SSenate Conferees Appointed: Keith-Agaran Chair; Galuteria Co-Chair; K.Kahele.
4/21/2016HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 677).
4/22/2016HBill scheduled for Conference Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 04-26-16 2:20PM in conference room 325.
4/26/2016HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-16 2:15PM in conference room 325.
4/27/2016HThis measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Friday 04-29-16 2:15PM in conference room 325.
4/26/2016HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Thursday 04-28-16 2:15PM in conference room 325.
4/28/2016HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-29-16 2:15PM in conference room 325.
4/29/2016HConference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday, 04-29-16 at 5:20 PM in Conference Room 325.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB1653 HD1 SD1




CommRoomDate/TimeNotice
JUD 325 2/09/2016 2:00 PM View
JUD 325 2/11/2016 2:01 PM View
FIN 308 2/25/2016 3:00 PM View
JDL 016 3/21/2016 9:00 AM View
WAM 211 3/28/2016 9:00 AM View
WAM 211 3/31/2016 9:15 AM View
CONF 325 4/26/2016 2:20 PM View
CONF 325 4/28/2016 2:15 PM View
CONF 325 4/29/2016 2:15 PM View