STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1652-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 211
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 211 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO EXAMINE THE USAGE OF ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES AND BEST PRACTICES TO ENSURE A REASONABLE LEVEL OF SECRECY AND INTEGRITY IN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION MEETINGS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to promote efficiency while maintaining the integrity of secret ballot voting in condominium association meetings by urging a study be conducted to examine the usage of electronic voting devices.
The Hawai‘i State Association of Parliamentarians, Hawaii Council of Associations of Apartment Owners, and two individuals testified in support of this measure. One individual testified in opposition. The Legislative Reference Bureau provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the entity responsible for conducting the study from the Legislative Reference Bureau to the Real Estate Commission and amending its title accordingly.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 211, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 211, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair