STAND. COM. REP. NO. 971

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1248

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1248, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to implement voting by mail for all elections statewide by the 2020 primary election.

 

Office of the County Clerk of the County of Maui, Office of the County Clerk of the County of Hawaii, Common Cause Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Lanai Community Health Center, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. A few individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Office of Elections, Disability and Communication Access Board, and League of Women Voters of Hawaii provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1248, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair