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:

Thursday, March 12, 2020

TIME:

2:31pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2137, SD2

(SSCR3287)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Authorizes election officials to establish additional voter service centers. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2794, SD1

(SSCR3092)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Makes housekeeping amendments to elections laws to clarify the administration of elections by mail. Renames districts as precincts. Extends voter registration deadlines. Requires additional voter service centers on election day. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2609, SD1

(SSCR3020)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Includes agents of candidates listed on ballots among the persons prohibited from providing voting assistance at voter service centers and in the use of absentee ballots. Takes effect 1/1/2021. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 1056, SD1

(SSCR3088)

Status

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

Requires lobbyists and specified individuals to file two additional reports in general election years to the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, including one report on the second Friday in August and one report on the first Monday in November. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2148, SD1

(SSCR2911)

Status

RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.

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)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 840

(SSCR2338)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Allows the elections commission to refer a complaint to the attorney general or county prosecutor in addition to any administrative determination and without the requirement that the commission believes the respondent has recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally committed a violation. Disqualifies a person convicted of violating elections criminal prosecution laws from holding elective public office for ten years, rather than four. Repeals language stipulating that elections criminal prosecution law does not apply to any person who has paid or agreed to pay fines related to report filing violations and advertisement violations prior to the commencement of the proceedings.

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2006, SD2

(SSCR3073)

Status

RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.

Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2149, SD1

(SSCR3030)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.

Applies the electioneering communication section only to noncandidate committees. Amends the definition of "disclosure date" to mean the date on which the electioneering communication is publicly distributed. Expands the definition of "electioneering communication" to apply to advertisements sent by any mail rate and communications regarding expenditures of the organization. Makes a conforming statutory amendment relating to the determination of the date by which a person is deemed to have made a campaign expenditure. (SD1)

 

JUD

SB 2414, SD1

(SSCR3283)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Amends ballot requirements to display candidates for the office of Hawaiian affairs, board of trustees, by residency and non-residency requirements and to randomize the order of candidate names within those groupings. Takes effect 6/18/2050. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 217, SD1

(SSCR2474)

Status

RELATING TO ARRANGEMENT OF CANDIDATE NAMES ON BALLOTS.

Requires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2038, SD1

(SSCR2993)

Status

RELATING TO BOARD MEMBERS.

Permits two or more members of a board to attend state of the city, state of the county, state of the State, or state of the judiciary addresses; provided that the board members do not discuss board business and no commitment to vote is made or sought. (SD1)

 

JUD, FIN

SB 2795, SD2

(SSCR3356)

Status

RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.

Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) position, operating costs, and equipment to support the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in administering the Address Confidentiality Program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

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.

 

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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 586-6552 or 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