Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 71
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.B. No. 71 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1)  Amend campaign spending and disclosure laws to include
          contributions made to committees for ballot issues.

     (2)  Provide that organizations that raise or expend funds
          for the purposes of informational and educational
          advertising are not "committees" subject to campaign
          contribution and expenditure laws.

     (3)  Amend the dates on which preliminary reports must be
          filed with the commission.

     (4)  Repeal short form reporting.

     Testimony in support of the bill was received from the
Campaign Spending Commission, Hawaii Clean Elections, Common
Cause Hawaii, and the Green Party Hawaii.

     Your Committee finds that the reforms included in this bill
will comprehensively enhance and clarify campaign spending laws
for individuals, committees, and political parties.

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 522
                                 Page 2

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1)  Deleting the exemption for organizations which raise
          money for the sole purpose of the production and
          dissemination of informational and educational

     (2)  Requiring that each candidate or candidate committee
          register with the Campaign Spending Commission within
          ten days of any contribution or expenditure; and

     (3)  Making technical, non-substantive amendments for
          purposes of clarity and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 71, as amended herein, and recommends that it
pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 71,
H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair