STAND. COM. REP. NO. 928
RE: S.B. No. 467
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 S.B. No. 467, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to propose an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution that states that limitations on moneys expended by any noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures to influence the outcome of a state election shall be as provided by law.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Democratic Party of Hawaii and two individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General and Campaign Spending Commission.
Your Committee finds that certain well-funded entities expend significant sums of money in their attempts to influence the outcomes of state elections. Your Committee believes that these expenditures should be limited, as provided by law.
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 S.B. No. 467, S.D. 1, 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