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HB2549 SD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
Report Title: Hawaii State Supreme Court; Written Opinions; Constitutional Amendments; Ratification Question
Description: Requires the language and meaning of any proposed constitutional amendment and ratification question to be as simple, concise, and direct as possible considering the complexity of the subject matter. Allows the presiding officers of the Legislature to request a written opinion of the Supreme Court regarding the legality of a proposed amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution and the corresponding constitutional ratification question. Requires the court to provide a written opinion within 14 days of receipt of the request. Prohibits any appeal of a written opinion. (SD1)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: JDC, WAM
Introducer(s): SAIKI, BELATTI, C. LEE, LUKE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA

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1/23/2020HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2020HReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5
1/31/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Tuesday, 02-04-20 2:05PM in House conference room 325.
2/4/2020HThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-05-20.
2/4/2020HBill scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 02-05-20 2:00PM in conference room 325.
2/5/2020HThe committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, San Buenaventura, Brower, Creagan, Lowen, McKelvey, Perruso, Takayama, Yamane, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Say; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Nakashima.
2/11/2020HReported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 293-20), recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2/11/2020HPassed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McDermott, Quinlan excused (2).
2/24/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Wednesday, 02-26-20 12:00PM in House conference room 308.
2/26/2020HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Todd, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Eli, Nishimoto.
2/28/2020HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 941-20), recommending passage on Third Reading.
2/28/2020HPassed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Har, Say, Tokioka voting no (3) and Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, DeCoite, Holt, Thielen excused (4). Transmitted to Senate.
3/3/2020SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 247).
3/3/2020SPassed First Reading.
3/3/2020SReferred to JDC, WAM.
3/5/2020SThe committee(s) on JDC has scheduled a public hearing on 03-10-20 10:00AM in conference room 016.
3/10/2020SThe committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, J.Keohokalole, Gabbard, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
3/13/2020SReported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3404) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.
3/13/2020SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.

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

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HB2549 SD1






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
JUD 325 2/04/2020 2:05 PM View
JUD 325 2/05/2020 2:00 PM View
FIN 308 2/26/2020 12:00 PM View
JDC 016 3/10/2020 10:00 AM View