STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1555
RE: S.B. No. 427
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. 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 O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, 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,
CHRIS LEE, Chair