STAND. COM. REP. NO.484-02
RE: H.B. No. 1542
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1542, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to update voting laws to clarify that mentally retarded individuals have the right to vote.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill from the Office of Elections, State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Arc in Hawaii, and the Disability and Communication Access Board.
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 H.B. No. 1542, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair