STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1826

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 560

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 560, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish ranked-choice voting for special federal elections and special elections for vacant county council seats.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from FairVote Action, Rainbow Family 808, Green Party Hawaii, Common Cause Hawaii, and thirteen individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Young Progressives Demanding Action and the League of Women Voters of Hawaii.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 560, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair