THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2141

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

proposing an amendment to article ii of the constitution of the state of hawaii to provide for recall.

 

 

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

 


     SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to propose an amendment to article II of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to provide for recall. The legislature finds that no method exists for the recall of state elected officials in Hawaii and that such a political mechanism would be in the best interests of Hawaii.  This Act is self-executing, but the legislature may enact legislation to facilitate its operation, including the timing and manner of a recall election; provided that the legislation may not restrict or limit the provisions of this section or the powers reserved in this section.

     SECTION 2.  Article II of the Hawaii Constitution is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

     Section  . Recall.  The power of recall of elected government officials shall be reserved to the people.

SECTION 3.  The question to be printed on the ballot shall be as follows:

    "Shall the State Constitution be amended to specify that the power of recall of elected government officials shall be reserved to the people?"

    SECTION 4.  New constitutional material is underscored.

     SECTION 5.  This amendment shall take effect upon compliance with article XVII, section 3, of the Hawaii Constitution.

 

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Recall

 

 

Description:

Amends article II of the state constitution to provide for recall.

 

 

 

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