THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

728

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 11-425, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"11-425 Maximum amount of public funds available to candidate. (a) The maximum amount of public funds available in each election to a candidate for the office of governor, lieutenant governor, or mayor shall not exceed ten per cent of the expenditure limit established in section 11-423(d) for each election.

(b) The maximum amount of public funds available in each election to a candidate for the office of state senator, state representative, county council member, board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs, and prosecuting attorney shall not exceed [fifteen]       per cent of the expenditure limit established in section 11-423(d) for each election.

[(c) For the office of Hawaiian affairs, the maximum amount of public funds available to a candidate shall not exceed $1,500 in any election year.

(d)] (c) For all other offices, the maximum amount of public funds available to a candidate shall not exceed $100 in any election year.

[(e)] (d) Each candidate who qualified for the maximum amount of public funding in any primary election and who is a candidate for a subsequent general election shall apply with the commission to be qualified to receive the maximum amount of public funds as provided in this section for the respective general election. For purposes of this section, "qualified" means meeting the qualifying campaign contribution requirements of section 11-429."

SECTION 2. Section 11-429, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) As a condition of receiving public funds for a primary or general election, a candidate shall not be unopposed in any election for which public funds are sought, shall have filed an affidavit with the commission pursuant to section 11‑423 to voluntarily limit the candidate's campaign expenditures, and shall be in receipt of the following sum of qualifying contributions from individual residents of Hawaii:

(1) For the office of governor qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $100,000;

(2) For the office of lieutenant governor qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $50,000;

(3) For the office of mayor for each respective county:

(A) County of Honolulu qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $50,000;

(B) County of Hawaii qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $15,000;

(C) County of Maui qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $10,000; and

(D) County of Kauai qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $5,000;

(4) For the office of prosecuting attorney for each respective county:

(A) County of Honolulu qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $30,000;

(B) County of Hawaii qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $10,000; and

(C) County of Kauai qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $5,000;

(5) For the office of county council for each respective county:

(A) County of Honolulu qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $5,000;

(B) County of Hawaii qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $1,500;

(C) County of Maui qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $5,000; and

(D) County of Kauai qualifying contributions that in the aggregate exceed $3,000;

(6) For the office of state senator qualifying contributions that, in the aggregate exceed $2,500;

(7) For the office of state representative qualifying contributions that, in the aggregate, exceed $1,500;

(8) For the office of Hawaiian affairs qualifying contributions that, in the aggregate, exceed [$1,500;] $        ; and

(9) For all other offices, qualifying contributions that, in the aggregate, exceed $500."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Partial Public Funding; Campaign Finance

 

Description:

Changes the maximum amount of public funds available to each candidate running for the Office of State Senator, State Representative, County Council, and the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to an unspecified per cent of the expenditure limit established for each election. Amends the amount each Office of Hawaiian Affairs candidate must raise in order to qualify for public funds. (SB728 HD2)

 

 

 

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