STAND. COM. REP. NO.2246
RE: S.B. No. 2620
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 2620 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify the filing of nomination papers to be a candidate for the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA).
Testimony in support of the measure was received from the Office of Elections.
Your Committees find that under existing law, candidates for the Board of Trustees of OHA must file their nomination papers sixty days prior to the general election (roughly early September). This measure would conform the filing deadline for OHA candidates with the July filing deadline complied with by all candidates for federal, state, or county elective offices.
Your Committees believe that conforming the OHA candidate filing deadline with the filing deadline for other offices will minimize confusion on when to file nomination papers for particular elective offices.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2620 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
JONATHAN CHUN, Chair