STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1452
RE: S.B. No. 400
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 S.B. No. 400, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify that increased fines may be imposed on a candidate committee or noncandidate committee that fails to timely file a preliminary primary or preliminary general report.
Your Committee finds that this measure will improve transparency and accountability in the election system by incentivizing, through the potential for increased fines, the timely filing of reports by candidate committees and noncandidate committees to the Campaign Spending Commission.
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 S.B. No. 400, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair