Section 1. The legislative power of the State shall be vested in a legislature, which shall consist of two houses, a senate and a house of representatives. Such power shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with this constitution or the Constitution of the United States.
Attorney General Opinions
Referendum not authorized, but local option law permissible. Advisory referendum also permissible. Att. Gen. Op. 63-11.
A legislature though elected under an improper apportionment scheme, is empowered to reapportion itself without constitutional amendment. Att. Gen. Op. 64-33.
Utilization of single-member districts, multi-member districts or combination thereof held proper so long as equality of representation is attained. Att. Gen. Op. 64-36.
This section grants the legislature the power to consider and enact the marriage equality bill. Att. Gen. Op. 13-1.
Cited, in determining that the ten per cent deduction of the county surcharge for the costs of assessment, collection, and disposition of the county surcharge on state general excise tax into the state general fund is neither unconstitutional nor illegal. Att. Gen. Op. 15-1.
Law Journals and Reviews
How to Transfer Venue When You Only Have One: The Problem of High Profile Criminal Jury Trials in American Samoa. 29 UH L. Rev. 325.
Question of delegation of state power to federal agency discussed. 44 H. 651, 361 P.2d 390.
Penal sanctions, effect on requirement of legislative standards for administrative agencies in adoption of regulations. 49 H. 651, 657-58, 426 P.2d 626.
Question of unconstitutional delegation of legislative power considered. 49 H. 651, 426 P.2d 626.
Legislature has power to establish the subject matter jurisdiction of state court system. 63 H. 55, 621 P.2d 346.