STAND. COM. REP. NO. 290
RE: H.B. No. 130
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 130 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VALIDATION OF BALLOTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Elections and League of Women Voters of Hawaii. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from two individuals.
Your Committee finds that this measure makes the deadline to validate ballots consistent with the deadline for voters to cure any deficiency with their return envelope.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 H.B. No. 130, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 130, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair