REPORT TITLE:
Elective Office


DESCRIPTION:
Allows for the candidate filing deadline to be extended if there
are no candidates filed for office at the close of candidate
filing. (SB2667 HD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        2667
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO NO CANDIDATES FILED FOR AN ELECTIVE OFFICE.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "12-     No candidate files nomination papers for an
 
 5 elective office.  If after the close of filing there are no
 
 6 candidates who have filed nomination papers for an elective
 
 7 office for the primary, special primary, or any special election
 
 8 held in conjunction with the primary election, the chief election
 
 9 officer or clerk, in the case of a county election, shall accept
 
10 nomination papers for that office not later than 4:30 p.m. on the
 
11 fiftieth day prior to the primary, special primary, or special
 
12 election."
 
13      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
14      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.