STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1432-00

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 2000

                                 RE: S.B. No. 914
                                     




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2000
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No.
914 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VOTE COUNT,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to specify that ballots cast
include blank ballots and over votes in a question for a
constitutional convention.

     The Office of Elections testified in support of this
measure.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No.
914 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,



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                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair