HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 3, 2020

TIME:

2:05pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2128

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Makes housekeeping amendments to Hawaii's elections laws to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1751

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Authorizes election officials to establish additional voter service centers.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1752

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Reinstates the definition of "precinct" and amends the definition of "district" to facilitate the administration of elections.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1668

Status

RELATING TO BALLOT HARVESTING.

Clarifies that only a designated agent can deliver a ballot on behalf of another. Prohibits ballot harvesting. Violators will be punishable under felony voter fraud statutes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2126

Status

RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Establishes a process, beginning on January 1, 2021, for preregistering or registering public school- and charter school-enrolled students to vote.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2121

Status

RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.

Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1753

Status

RELATING TO VACANCIES.

Amends filing deadlines for candidates attempting to fill vacant state senate seats.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2575

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Requires the office of elections to establish a pilot program requiring candidates for county election to take the civics practice test published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Requires the office of elections to publish whether each candidate passes or fails the practice test.

 

JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

    Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 442 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6531 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6552or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair