STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1528
RE: S.B. No. 728
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. 728, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to:
(1) Amend the maximum amount of public funds available to each candidate running for the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; and
(2) Amend the threshold amount each Office of Hawaiian Affairs candidate must raise to qualify for public funds.
A few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Campaign Spending Commission, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, and Democratic Party of Hawai‘i provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the maximum amount of public funds available to each candidate for the Office of State Senator, State Representative, County Council Member, Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Prosecuting Attorney from fifteen percent to an unspecified percentage.
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. 728, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 728, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair