THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

244

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to campaign fundraisers.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to prohibit legislators from fundraising during regular sessions of the legislature.

SECTION 2. Section 11-342, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]11-342[] Fundraiser; notice of intent.] Fundraisers. (a) No fundraiser for which the price or suggested contribution for attending the function is more than $25 per person shall be held unless a notice of intent to hold the fundraiser is filed with the commission setting forth the name and address of the person in charge, the price per person, the date, hour, and place of the fundraiser, and the method thereof.

(b) [The] For fundraisers subject to subsection (a), the person in charge of the fundraiser shall file the notice with the commission prior to the fundraiser.

(c) No fundraiser shall be held during the regular session of the legislature by any candidate for public office who also holds a seat in the state legislature.

[(c)] (d) As used in this section, "fundraiser" means any function held for the benefit of a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee that is intended or designed, directly or indirectly, to raise contributions [for which the price or suggested contribution for attending the function is more than $25 per person]."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2015.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Elections; Fundraisers; Legislators; Campaign

 

Description:

Prohibits legislators from holding fundraisers during the regular legislative session.

 

 

 

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