Report Title:

Elections; Nomination Papers; Time for Filing

 

Description:

Makes nomination papers available until 72 hours prior to the deadline for filing nomination papers.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

511

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 12-2.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"12-2.5 Nomination papers; when available. Nomination papers shall be made available from the first working day of February in every even-numbered year[; provided that in] until seventy-two hours prior to the filing deadline provided that if the filing deadline day is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday then the nomination papers will be available until the close of business on the first working day immediately preceding. In the case of a special primary or special election, nomination papers shall be made available at least ten days prior to the close of filing."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

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

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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