Report Title:

Ethics Commission; Fines

Description:

Authorizes the state ethics commission to impose administrative fines where not otherwise established by statute.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2267

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE FINES UNDER THE STATE ETHICS CODE.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 84, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"84- (a) Where an administrative fine has not been established for a violation of this chapter, a legislator, employee, or person who violates this chapter shall be subject to an administrative fine imposed by the commission that shall not exceed $500 for each violation. All fines collected under this section shall be deposited into the general fund.

(b) No fine shall be assessed unless:

(1) The commission convenes a hearing in accordance with section 84-31(c) and chapter 91; and

(2) A decision has been rendered by the commission."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

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

INTRODUCED BY:

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