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Measure Title: RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY MAIL.
Report Title: Elections; Vote by Mail; Voters with Special Needs Advisory Committees; Department of Public Safety; Hawaii Paroling Authority; Office of Elections; Voter Service Centers
Description: Amends various statutory provisions to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail. Establishes voters with special needs advisory committees at the state and county levels. Requires the department of public safety and Hawaii paroling authority to inform individuals on parole or probation of their right to vote and provide them with voting information. Requires the office of elections and the county clerks to make a determination, as soon as practicable, of the optimal number and placement of voter service centers. (CD1)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: JHA, FIN
Introducer(s): RHOADS

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1/22/2021SIntroduced.
1/25/2021SPassed First Reading.
1/27/2021SReferred to JDC .
2/1/2021SThe committee(s) on JDC has scheduled a public hearing on 02-05-21 9:30AM in conference room Videoconference.
2/5/2021SThe committee(s) on JDC deferred the measure until 02-10-21 9:10AM in conference room Via Videoconference.
2/10/2021SThe committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 6 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Acasio, Gabbard, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Lee.
2/22/2021SReported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 591) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
2/22/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1).
2/22/2021S48 Hrs. Notice 02-24-21.
2/24/2021SPassed Third Reading, as amended (SD 1). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
2/24/2021HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 57) in amended form (SD 1).
3/4/2021HPass First Reading
3/4/2021HReferred to JHA, FIN, referral sheet 19
3/10/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by JHA on Friday, 03-12-21 2:00PM in House conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
3/12/2021HThe committee(s) on JHA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until Tuesday, 03-16-21 at 2:00 PM in room 325.
3/12/2021HBill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 03-16-21 2:00PM in conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
3/16/2021HThe committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, LoPresti, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakamura, Takumi, Todd, Tokioka, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) D. Kobayashi.
3/24/2021HReported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1340) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
3/24/2021HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Okimoto voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Quinlan excused (1).
3/30/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Thursday, 04-01-21 1:30PM in House conference room 308 Via Videoconference.
4/1/2021HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Branco, Eli, Holt, Ilagan, B. Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Sayama, Tam, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Perruso.
4/9/2021HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1867) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.
4/9/2021HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-13-21.
4/13/2021HPassed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Holt, LoPresti, Ohno excused (3). Transmitted to Senate.
4/15/2021SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 522).
4/15/2021SSenate disagrees with House amendments.
4/15/2021SSenate Conferees Appointed: Rhoads Chair; Lee, Fevella.
4/15/2021HReceived notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 790).
4/15/2021HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 792).
4/16/2021HHouse Conferees Appointed: Nakashima, Cullen Co-Chairs; Ward.
4/16/2021SConference committee meeting scheduled for 04-19-21 2:15PM; CR 325.
4/19/2021SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 559).
4/19/2021SConference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-20-21 3:10PM; CR 325.
4/20/2021SConference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-21-21 3:00PM; CR 325.
4/21/2021SConference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-22-21 3:00PM; CR 325.
4/22/2021SConference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-23-21 3:00PM; CR 325.
4/23/2021SThe Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Lee, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
4/23/2021HThe Conference Committee recommends that the measure be Passed, with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 3 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Cullen, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 0 Excused: none.
4/23/2021SReported from Conference Committee as amended CD 1 (Conf. Com. Rep. No. 143).
4/23/2021S48 Hrs. Notice (as amended CD 1) 04-27-21.
4/23/2021HReported from Conference Committee (Conf Com. Rep. No. 143) as amended in (CD 1).
4/23/2021HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-27-21.
4/27/2021SPassed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1) Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella. Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none).
4/27/2021HPassed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).
4/28/2021HReceived notice of Final Reading (Sen. Com. No. 858).
4/28/2021SReceived notice of passage on Final Reading in House (Hse. Com. No. 634).
4/29/2021SEnrolled to Governor.
7/7/2021SAct 213, 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341).
7/7/2021HAct 213, on 07/06/2021 (Gov. Msg. No. 1341).

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

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SB548 SD1 HD2 CD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
JDC 2/05/21 9:30A
Videoconference
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JDC 2/10/21 9:10A
Via Videoconference
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JHA 3/12/21 2:00P
325 Via Videoconference
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JHA 3/16/21 2:00P
325 Via Videoconference
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FIN 4/01/21 1:30P
308 Via Videoconference
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CONF 4/19/21 2:15P
CR 325
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CONF 4/20/21 3:10P
CR 325
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CONF 4/21/21 3:00P
CR 325
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CONF 4/22/21 3:00P
CR 325
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CONF 4/23/21 3:00P
CR 325
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