STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3673
RE: H.B. No. 1646
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1646, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Governor to temporarily fill a vacancy in the office of the United States Senator with the candidate who is elected to the office at a general election, if the candidate is not the incumbent and the incumbent vacates the office prior to the expiration of the incumbent's term of office.
Your Committee believes that it serves no useful purpose to allow the Governor to appoint anyone other than an elected candidate to fill a vacancy for the remainder of an incumbent's term of office.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1646, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair