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HB2038 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 supreme court to provide a written opinion within seven days of receipt of the request. Requires, for any written opinion by the supreme 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. (HD1)
Companion:  SB2347
Package: None
Current Referral: JHA, FIN
Introducer(s): SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)

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2/18/2022HPassed 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) Eli, Kapela excused (2).
2/18/2022HReported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 650-22) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2/16/2022HThe committees on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Nakashima, Matayoshi, Ichiyama, D. Kobayashi, LoPresti, McKelvey, Nakamura, Takumi, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Lowen, Tokioka.
2/14/2022HBill scheduled to be heard by JHA on Wednesday, 02-16-22 2:00PM in House conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
1/28/2022HReferred to JHA, FIN, referral sheet 3
1/26/2022HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/24/2022HPending introduction.

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HB2038 HD1
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Committee Reports

Hearing Notices
2/16/22 2:00P
325 Via Videoconference