STAND. COM. REP. NO.526-02
RE: H.B. No. 1093
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1093 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF WASHINGTON PLACE FOR CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the use of Washington Place for any events intended to solicit funds, support, or votes for any candidate for elective public office.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Hawaii Ethics Commission, Common Cause Hawaii, and the League of Women Voters of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that although Washington Place is the Governor's residence, it is also a historic building that should not be used for political campaign events.
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. 1093 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair