THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1413

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part XIII, subpart E, to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"11-   Contributions during legislative session prohibited. (a) For non-election years only, no entity, firm, association, corporation, nonprofit corporation, S corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, limited partnership, or lobbyist shall make a monetary or in-kind contribution to a candidate who is a member of the legislature or make a loan to a candidate who is a member of the legislature or to that candidate's candidate committee or noncandidate committee during any regular legislative session, during the five calendar days following adjournment sine die, and during any special session.

(b) For non-election years only, no candidate who is a member of the legislature shall knowingly solicit or accept a contribution from a lobbyist or person by whom the lobbyist is retained or employed or on whose behalf the lobbyist appears or works during any regular legislative session, during the five calendar days after adjournment sine die, and during any special session.

(c) For the purposes of this section, "lobbyist" shall have the same meaning as in section 97-1."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2020.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Campaign Contributions; Legislative Sessions

 

Description:

Prohibits campaign contributions and loans from certain entities to members of the legislature and candidate and noncandidate committees during the legislative session, for five days following adjournment sine die, and during a special session in non-election years only. Prohibits a member of the legislature from knowingly soliciting or accepting a contribution from a lobbyist or a lobbyist's principal during a legislative session, for five days following adjournment sine die, and during a special session in non-election years only. Takes effect on 1/1/2020.

 

 

 

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