STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3088
RE: S.B. No. 1056
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1056 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LOBBYISTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require lobbyists and certain other persons to file two additional expenditure statements with the State Ethics Commission on the second Friday in August and the first Monday in November of each general election year.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission.
Your Committee finds that, pursuant to section 11-334, Hawaii Revised Statutes, candidates and the treasurer of candidate committees are required to file preliminary, final, and supplemental reports with the Campaign Spending Commission throughout each general election year. This measure requires lobbyists and certain individuals to file with the State Ethics Commission expenditure reports similarly to the filing frequency required of candidates and the treasurer of candidate committees.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that in a general election year, in addition to the normally required reports, two new reports are due on the second Friday in August and the first Monday in November in each general election year; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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. 1056, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1056, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair