STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1971
RE: H.B. No. 709
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 709, H.D. 1, S.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 and intent of this measure is to authorize a recount of votes cast at an election, to be conducted as provided by the Legislature.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the League of Women Voters of Hawaii.
Your Committee recognizes that the accurate tabulation of votes is a necessary element of proper governance. Accordingly, it is appropriate to authorize the Legislature to establish a statutory mechanism for vote recounts.
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. 709, 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