Report Title:

Code of Ethics; Gifts; Monetary Limit

Description:

Prohibits legislators and state employees subject to the code of ethics from receiving any gift with a value of $1,000 or more, excluding travel; imposes misdemeanor penalties for violations.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

691

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to gifts allowed under the code of ethics.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 84-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"84-11 Gifts. (a) No legislator or employee shall solicit, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, any gift, whether in the form of money, service, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, thing, or promise, or in any other form, under circumstances in which it can reasonably be inferred that the gift is intended to influence the legislator or employee in the performance of the legislator's or employee's official duties or is intended as a reward for any official action on the legislator's or employee's part.

(b) No legislator or employee shall solicit, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, any gift with a value of $1,000 or more, in any form other than travel, unless such gift is received under any of the circumstances enumerated in section 84-11.5(d). Violation of this subsection shall be a misdemeanor."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

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

INTRODUCED BY:

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