STAND. COM. REP. NO. 98
RE: H.B. No. 22
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Reform, to which was referred H.B. No. 22 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATED TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Against a noncandidate committee for violations of organizational report requirements; and
(2) For violations of advertisement disclaimer requirements.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the League of Women Voters of Hawaii. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Campaign Spending Commission and Common Cause Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that this measure supports transparency around political elections and will improve accountability in the conduct of noncandidate committees during election campaigns.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Reform that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 22, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 22, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Reform,
ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair