STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1484
RE: H.B. No. 138
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, 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 and intent of this measure is to require mandatory training for all lobbyists who are required to register with the State.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Ethics Commission and League of Women Voters.
Your Committee finds that the training required by this measure will help provide education and accountability for lobbyists, ensure greater compliance with lobbyist registration laws, strengthen the Hawaii State Ethics Commission's ability to administer and enforce state lobbying laws, and increase the public's confidence in state government.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means 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 Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair