STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1916
RE: S.B. No. 138
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 138 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide those who vote by mail the ability to access the most current campaign finance information about a candidate before the voters receive their absentee ballots in the mail by requiring each candidate and candidate committee to file an additional preliminary report on October 1 of a general election year.
The Campaign Spending Commission and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring another preliminary report to be filed on April 30 of a general election year; 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 S.B. No. 138, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 138, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair