THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 11-410, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
1. By amending subsection (a) to read:
"(a) The commission may make a decision or issue
an order affecting any person violating any provision of this part [
section 281-22] that may provide for the assessment of an administrative
fine as follows:
(1) If [
individual,] a person other than a person described in paragraph (2),
an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each occurrence or an amount [ equivalent
to] not to exceed three times the amount of an unlawful contribution
or expenditure; or
(2) If a [
organization, association, or labor union,] noncandidate committee that makes
only independent expenditures and, in one election period, has either received at
least one contribution of more than $10,000 from any one person or has made expenditures
of more than $10,000 in the aggregate, an amount not to exceed [ $1,000]
$5,000 for each occurrence[ ;] or an amount not to exceed three
times the amount of an unlawful contribution or expenditure;
provided that whenever a corporation, organization, association, or labor union violates this part, the violation may be deemed to be also that of the individual directors, officers, or agents of the corporation, organization, association, or labor union, who have knowingly authorized, ordered, or done any of the acts constituting the violation."
2. By amending subsection (c) to read:
"(c) If an administrative fine is imposed upon a
,] or noncandidate committee, the commission may order
that the fine, or any portion[ ,] of the fine, be paid from the [ candidate's]
personal funds[ .] of the candidate or officers of the noncandidate committee."
SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.
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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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.
Campaign Spending Commission Package; Violations; Fines; Noncandidate Committees; Independent Expenditures
Increases the amount of the fine that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures that has received at least one contribution of more than $10,000, or spent more than $10,000 in an election period, for campaign spending law violations. Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to order that payment of a fine assessed against a noncandidate committee, or any portion thereof, be paid from the personal funds of an officer of the noncandidate committee. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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