THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

671

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO 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] Except as provided in subsection (b), 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) A legislator or employee may accept an invitation or ticket for a charitable event from a charitable entity, whether or not the charitable entity is the host of the charitable event.

(c) For purposes of this section:

"Charitable entity" means an entity that has received recognition of tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

"Charitable event" means a fundraiser sponsored by a charitable entity that is held specifically for the purpose of raising money for a specific beneficial purpose."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.

 



 

Report Title:

Ethics; Charitable Events; Legislators; State Employees

 

Description:

Exempts from restrictions on gifts under the ethics code invitations or tickets for a charitable event from a charitable entity, whether or not the charitable entity is the host of the charitable event. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

 

 

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