STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1167
RE: H.B. No. 90
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 90 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMITTEE FUNDRAISERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require candidate committees and noncandidate committees to file fundraiser notices regardless of the price or suggested contribution for attending the function.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Campaign Spending Commission, Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that presently, a fundraiser notice of intent only needs to be filed with the Campaign Spending Commission if the price or suggested contribution for attending the fundraiser is more than $25 per person. This measure will increase transparency in the political fundraising process by requiring a notice of intent to be filed with the Commission regardless of the price charged for attendance to the fundraiser.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 90, 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,
KARL RHOADS, Chair