STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1827-22

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2022

 

RE: S.B. No. 2162

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2162, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to implement the use of ranked-choice voting for special elections held for congressional races in the State and vacant county council seats.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Americans for Democratic Action Hawaii, Common Cause Hawaii, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, Stonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Kihei Community Association, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Ke One O Kākuhihewa-Oahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and fourteen individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Green Party 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. 2162, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, 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