REPORT TITLE:
Campaign Contributions


DESCRIPTION:
Subjects political parties to same contribution limits as other
persons; lowers contribution limit to political parties to
$25,000.  (HB165 SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                S.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     A BILL FOR AN ACT

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 11-204, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended as follows:
 
 3      1.   By amending subsection (a) to read:
 
 4      "(a)  No person, political party, or any other entity shall
 
 5 make contributions to:
 
 6      (1)  A candidate seeking nomination or election to a two-
 
 7           year office or to the candidate's committee in an
 
 8           aggregate amount greater than $2,000 during an election
 
 9           period; [and]
 
10      (2)  A candidate seeking nomination or election to a four-
 
11           year statewide office or to the candidate's committee
 
12           in an aggregate amount greater than $6,000 during an
 
13           election period; and
 
14      (3)  A candidate seeking nomination or election to a four-
 
15           year nonstatewide office or to the candidate's
 
16           committee in an aggregate amount greater than $4,000
 
17           during an election period.
 
18      These limits shall not apply to a loan made to a candidate
 
19 by a financial institution during the ordinary course of
 
20 business."
 

 
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                                     H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
                                                        S.D. 1
                                                        

 
 1      2.   By amending subsection (l) to read:
 
 2      "(l)  No person or any other entity shall make contributions
 
 3 to a political party in an aggregate amount greater than
 
 4 [$50,000] $25,000 in any two-year election period."
 
 5      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 6 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 7      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.