HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 24, 2012

TIME:

12:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 2401, HD1

(HSCR536-12)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ADD A RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to require that the members of the Reapportionment Commission selected by the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the members selected by each of the legislators from the party or parties that are different from the Speaker and President's respective parties, be residents of different counties.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1892

(HSCR116-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION.

Places the reapportionment commission within the office of elections for administrative purposes. Directs the chief election officer to request an appropriation from the general fund to support the commission, to be effective in the year in which the commission is constituted.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1754, HD1

(HSCR11-12)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Permits the mailing of absentee ballots to all registered voters in areas with less than five hundred voters that would otherwise require a unique ballot type and an individual polling place. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2251

(HSCR173-12)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Authorizes the county clerk of a county with a population of less than 100,000 to mail an absentee ballot to all properly registered voters on an island of the county that is not contiguous with the county seat of government.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1755, HD1

(HSCR449-12)

Status

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Updates voter registration laws, including authorizing the acceptance of electronic applications to register to vote and the development of an online voter registration system that will cross-check the contents of the application with data associated with previously issued government identification. Makes an appropriation. Effective November 8, 2016.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2174, HD1

(HSCR639-12)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to maintain public records in a searchable database. Adds a definition for "entity". Amends reporting requirements for persons and entities. Authorizes the Commission to monitor and penalize all persons failing to report campaign spending. Mandates that the Commission implement rules for campaign spending consistent with campaign spending laws within 360 days of the effective date of this Act. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1756, HD1

(HSCR31-12)

Status

RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Amends the campaign spending law to: (1) Define "matching payment period"; (2) Change filing deadlines and requirements; and (3) Require a noncandidte committee to identify the candidate committee or noncandidate committee and the amount and date of the contribution made to it, and identify the candidate supported or opposed by an independent expenditure. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6200 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair