STAND. COM. REP. NO. 759
RE: H.B. No. 199
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 199 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTION PROCLAMATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Repeal the requirement that election proclamations contain a statement of the time and places where an election is to be held; and
(2) Specify that the county clerk, not the Chief Election Officer, shall issue an election proclamation listing all voter service centers and places of deposit as may have been determined by the clerk as of the proclamation date.
Your Committee finds that this measure will ensure the timely issuance and dissemination of information to voters and improve the administration of elections by mail by clarifying that the county clerks must issue proclamations related to voter service centers and places of deposit that they have established.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring the election proclamations issued by the county clerks to include the days each voter service center and place of deposit is open and the hours of operations and location of each voter service center and place of deposit; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 199, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 199, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair