HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

361

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to emoluments.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The offices of the governor and county mayors are five of the most important public offices in the State. It is essential that the holders of those offices:

(1) Devote their full time, attention, and energy to serving the people of Hawaii to the best of their abilities; and

(2) Avoid even the appearance of a potential conflict of interest.

Part of this commitment to fulfilling their duties and to public integrity involves not holding other employment or receiving other emoluments while serving as the governor or a county mayor. The legislature finds that this matter is one of statewide concern and interest and is therefore a permissible area of control reserved for the legislature.

SECTION 2. Chapter 78, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"78-   Governor and county mayors; outside employment and emoluments prohibited. (a) Beginning on the sixty-first calendar day after election or appointment to office, it shall be unlawful for:

(1) The governor; or

(2) The mayor of any county,

while holding that office, to maintain any other employment or receive any emolument.

(b) As used in this section, "emolument" means any salary, fee, payment, wage, earning, allowance, stipend, honorarium, or reward; provided that "emolument" does not include the salary or benefits for service as the governor or the mayor of any county, as applicable, or any pension income; retirement income; social security payment; or ownership of stocks, mutual funds, or real estate; or rental income."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2020.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Governor; Mayors; Outside Employment or Emoluments; Prohibited

 

Description:

Prohibits any Governor or county mayor, while holding those offices, to maintain any other employment or receive any emolument, beginning on the sixty-first calendar day after their election or appointment to office.

 

 

 

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