STAND. COM. REP. NO. 286

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 138

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 138 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MANDATORY LOBBYIST TRAINING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require all lobbyists to complete the lobbyist training course developed and administered by the State Ethics Commission every two years.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, and one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure implements one of the recommendations made by the Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct established by the House of Representatives in House Resolution No. 9, Regular Session of 2022. This measure will better ensure that lobbyists have notice of the law, understand the application of the law, and comply with legal requirements.

 

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. 138 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair