Report Title:

Campaign Contributions by State and County Contractors

Description:

Prohibits any person who enters into a contract with the State or a county for goods, services or real property which shall be paid in whole or in part by funds appropriated by the legislature or county council to make a contribution to a candidate for public office or a committee or party.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1988

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to campaign contributions.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 11-205.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"11-205.5 Campaign contributions by state and county contractors. [(a) Any person making a contribution to any candidate, committee, or political party, and who has received, in any calendar year, $50,000 or more through contracts from the State, or county shall register and report that fact to the commission within thirty days of the date of the contribution or within thirty days of the date of the contract, whichever occurs later; provided that this section shall not apply to a person who has received $50,000 or more through a grant, subsidy, or purchase of service agreement under chapter 42F or 103F.

(b) The commission shall prescribe forms and procedures for the reporting required in subsection (a) which, at a minimum, shall require the following information:

(1) The name and address of the person making the contribution;

(2) The name of the candidate, committee, or political party receiving the contribution;

(3) The amount of money received from the State or county, the dates, and information identifying each contract and describing the service performed or goods provided; and

(4) If an entity is making the contribution, the names and business addresses of the principals, including officers and directors.

(c) The commission shall maintain a list of such reports for public inspection both at the commission's office and through the state FYI electronic bulletin board.]

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person who enters into any contract or agreement with the State of Hawaii, any of its counties, any department, agency, or entity thereof either for the rendition of personal services or furnishing any material, supplies, or equipment to the State of Hawaii, any of its counties, any department, agency, or entity thereof or for selling any land or building to the State of Hawaii, any of its counties, any department, agency, or entity thereof, if payment for the performance of such contract or payment for such material, supplies, equipment, land, or building is to be made in whole or in part from funds appropriated by the legislature or county councils, from one year between the notice of the availability of the contract or agreement, or the commencement of the negotiations for the contract or agreement, whichever is earlier, and the completion of performance or termination of the contract or agreement, to make contributions of money or other things of value, directly or indirectly, or to promise or impliedly to make any such contribution to any political party, committee, candidate for public office or any person responsible for entering into any contract or agreement with the State of Hawaii, any of its counties, any department, agency, or entity thereof either for the rendition of personal services or furnishing any material, supplies, or equipment.

(b) It shall be unlawful to solicit any such contribution from any such person for any such purpose during any such period.

(c) The prohibition of contributions by state and county contractors as described in this section shall not apply to any political party, committee, or candidate not a party to such contract or agreement.

(d) This section does not prohibit or make unlawful contributions of $1,000 or less by individuals to a noncandidate committee not associated in any manner with state or county contractors as described in this section.

(e) For purposes of this section, "person" means an individual, a partnership and its partners, and a company and its owners, and the immediate family and household members of each of these individuals."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

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