TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. State board and commission members are required to file annual disclosure statements with the state ethics commission. These records are generally kept confidential. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, the state ethics commission does not have the ability to search these records for potential conflicts of interest. The legislature finds that the public is in the best position to identify conflicts of interest.
The purpose of this Act is to require that the financial disclosure statements of members of certain statutorily established boards and commissions are made available for public inspection and duplication.
SECTION 2. Section 84-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (d) to read as follows:
"(d) The financial disclosure statements of the following persons shall be public records and available for inspection and duplication:
(1) The governor, the lieutenant governor, the members of the legislature, candidates for and delegates to the constitutional convention, the trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs, and candidates for state elective offices;
(2) The directors of the state departments and their deputies, regardless of the titles by which the foregoing persons are designated; provided that with respect to the department of the attorney general, the foregoing shall apply only to the attorney general and the first deputy attorney general;
(3) The administrative director of the State;
(4) The president, the vice presidents, the assistant vice presidents, the chancellors, members of the board of regents, and the provosts of the University of Hawaii;
(5) The members of the board of education and the superintendent, the deputy superintendent, the state librarian, and the deputy state librarian of the department of education;
(6) The administrative director and the deputy
director of the courts; [
(7) The administrator and the assistant administrator
of the office of Hawaiian affairs[
(8) The members of the following state boards, commissions, and agencies:
(A) The board of directors of the agribusiness development corporation established under section 163D-3;
(B) The board of agriculture established under section 26-16;
(C) The state ethics commission established under section 84-21;
(D) The Hawaii community development authority established under section 206E-3;
(E) The Hawaiian homes commission established under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, as amended, and section 26-17;
(F) The board of directors of the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation established under section 201H-3;
(G) The board of land and natural resources established under section 171-4;
(H) The state land use commission established under section 205-1;
(I) The legacy land conservation commission established under section 173A-2.4;
(J) The natural area reserves system commission established under section 195-6;
(K) The board of directors of the natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority established under section 227D-2;
(L) The board of directors of the Hawaii public housing authority established under section 356D-3;
(M) The public utilities commission established under section 269-2;
(N) The commission on water resource management established under section 174C-7;
(O) The Hawaii labor relations board established under section 89-5; and
(P) The labor and industrial relations appeals board established under section 371-4."
SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Financial Disclosures; Public Records
Requires the financial disclosure statements of members of certain boards and commissions to be made available for public inspection and duplication. (SB2682 HD1)
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