STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1176

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 391

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 391, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ETHICS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish restrictions on the participation in partisan political activities of certain state employees and officers who regularly perform adjudicatory, regulatory, law enforcement, or investigatory duties and impose penalties for violations of those restrictions.

 

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission and League of Women Voters of Hawaii provided comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Including employees of the State Ethics Commission within the scope of the restrictions established by this measure; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 391, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 391, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair