STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1469
RE: S.B. No. 216
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. 216, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require an automatic recount of election votes if the margin of victory for an election contest or a tabulation for a ballot measure is equal to or less than one hundred votes or 0.5 percent of the votes cast, whichever is greater.
The O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Common Cause Hawaii, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Office of Elections and the County Clerk of the County of Kauai submitted comments.
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. 216, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair