STAND. COM. REP. NO. 968

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 709

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. 709, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to propose an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow the Legislature to enact laws that provide for the manner of conducting a recount of votes cast at an election.

 

Common Cause Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of the measure. The League of Women Voters of Hawaii submitted testimony providing 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. 709, 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