STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1591


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   S.B. No. 996

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 996, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to appropriate $130,000 to the Hawaii State Ethics Commission to design and develop a system that allows filers to electronically file required statements and reports.


     The State Ethics Commission; Common Cause Hawaii; League of Women Voters of Hawaii; Open Law Alliance; and several individuals supported this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount;


     (2)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     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. 996, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 996, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.


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