HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1954

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2016

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to campaign finance.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 11-353, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"11-353 Anonymous contributions prohibited. (a) [Except as provided in subsection (d), no] No person shall make an anonymous contribution to any candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee.

(b) A candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee shall not knowingly receive, accept, or retain an anonymous contribution, or report [such] the contribution as an anonymous contribution, except as provided in this section.

(c) An anonymous contribution shall not be used or expended by the candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee, but shall be returned to the contributor. If the contributor cannot be identified, the contribution shall escheat to the Hawaii election campaign fund.

[(d) This section shall not apply to amounts that aggregate to less than $100 that are received from ten or more persons at the same political function. The receipt of these contributions shall be disclosed in a report filed pursuant to sections 11-333 and 11-335.]"

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2016.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Campaign Finance

 

Description:

Repeals exemption for calabash style anonymous campaign contributions amounts that aggregate to less than $100 that are received from ten or more persons at the same political function.

 

 

 

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