REPORT TITLE:
Elections; Reapportionment


DESCRIPTION:
Pursuant to article IV, section 8, of the Hawaii constitution,
establishes procedures for the chief election officer to conduct
a random drawing after a reapportionment year in the event the
number of senators assigned to serve two-year terms are more than
12.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO REAPPORTIONMENT.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "11-    Rules for random selection; senate tenure after
 
 5 reapportionment.  The chief election officer, in the case of more
 
 6 than twelve senators assigned to serve a two-year term, shall
 
 7 hold a random drawing pursuant to article IV, section 8 of the
 
 8 state constitution.  The following rules shall determine which
 
 9 senators will serve a two-year term:
 
10      (1)  The date of the random drawing shall be held not more
 
11           than ten business days after the expiration of time for
 
12           bringing an election contest and, if there is an
 
13           election contest, after a final determination in the
 
14           contest has been made and the time for an appeal has
 
15           expired.
 
16      (2)  The names of each of the senators assigned to serve
 
17           two-year terms, pursuant to article IV, section 8 of
 
18           the state constitution, shall be placed into a lot.
 
19           The chief election officer shall then proceed to draw
 

 
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 1           twelve names from the lot.
 
 2           (A)  The twelve names drawn by the chief election offer
 
 3                shall be assigned to serve a two-year term.
 
 4           (B)  The remaining name or names not drawn by the chief
 
 5                election officer shall be assigned to serve a
 
 6                four-year term."
 
 7      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 8      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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