STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1555

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 427

S.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 S.B. No. 427, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize ranked choice voting for:

 

(1) Any federal election not held on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election; and

 

(2) Any special election for a vacant seat on a county council.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Americans for Democratic Action, Common Cause Hawaii, FairVote Action, and two individuals testified in support of this measure. Honolulu County Republican Party and a few individuals testified in opposition to this measure.

 

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. 427, 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,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair