STAND. COM. REP. NO.  463-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 71

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 71 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to prohibit a sitting Governor or county Mayor from maintaining outside employment or receiving emoluments.


     The League of Women Voters of Hawaii and an individual testified in support of this measure.  The Hawaii State Ethics Commission testified in support of the intent of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Establishing a sixty-day period after the election or appointment of a Governor or county Mayor before the emoluments and outside employment prohibition take effect;


     (2)  Specifying that emoluments do not include the owning of stocks, mutual funds, or real estate, or rental income; and


     (3)  Changing its effective date to January 1, 2019.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 71, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 71, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,