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HB337 HD1       (?)

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 simple, concise, and direct to the extent practicable. 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 48 hours of receipt of the request. Requires, for any written opinion by the court that invalidates a constitutional ratification question, a detailed and specific explanation of the reasons for this opinion. Prohibits any appeal of a written opinion. Effective 7/1/3021. (HD1)
Companion:  SB640
Package: None
Current Referral: JDC/WAM
Introducer(s): SAIKI

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1/22/2021HPending introduction.
1/25/2021HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2021HReferred to JHA, FIN, referral sheet 1
2/12/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by JHA on Wednesday, 02-17-21 2:00PM in House conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
2/17/2021HThe committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, McKelvey, Nakamura, Todd, Tokioka, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Lowen, Takumi.
2/19/2021HReported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 560) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2/19/2021HPassed 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) Har, Kong, Matayoshi excused (3).
2/23/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Friday, 02-26-21 11:00AM in House conference room 308 Via Videoconference.
2/26/2021HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Perruso, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Nishimoto.
3/5/2021HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 796), recommending passage on Third Reading.
3/5/2021HPassed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McKelvey excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
3/9/2021SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 115).
3/9/2021SPassed First Reading.
3/9/2021SReferred to JDC/WAM.

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

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HB337 HD1

JHA 2/17/21 2:00P
325 Via Videoconference
FIN 2/26/21 11:00A
308 Via Videoconference