THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

198

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 11-322, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"11-322 Organizational report, candidate committee. (a) The candidate committee organizational report shall include:

(1) The committee's name and address, including web page address, if any;

(2) The candidate's name, address, and telephone number;

(3) The office being sought by the candidate, district, and party affiliation;

(4) The chairperson's name and address and, if appointed, the deputy chairperson's name and address;

(5) The treasurer's name and address and, if appointed, all deputy treasurers' names and addresses;

(6) The name and address of each depository institution in which the committee will maintain any of its accounts and the applicable account number; and

(7) A certification by the candidate and treasurer of the statements in the organizational report.

(b) Any change in information previously reported in the organizational report shall be electronically filed with the commission within ten days of the change being brought to the attention of the committee chairperson or treasurer.

(c) The commission shall publish on its website the names of all candidates who have failed to:

(1) File the organizational report; or

(2) Correct a report within two weeks after the commission provides a notice to correct."

SECTION 2. Section 11-323, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"11-323 Organizational report, noncandidate committee. (a) The noncandidate committee organizational report shall include:

(1) The committee's name, which shall incorporate the full name of the sponsoring entity, if any. An acronym or abbreviation may be used in other communications if the acronym or abbreviation is commonly known or clearly recognized by the general public. The committee's name shall not include the name of a candidate;

(2) The committee's address, including web page address, if any;

(3) The area, scope, or jurisdiction of the committee;

(4) The name and address of the committee's sponsoring entity. If the committee does not have a sponsoring entity, the committee shall specify the trade, profession, or primary interest of contributors to the committee;

(5) The name, address, telephone number, occupation, and principal place of business of the chairperson;

(6) The name, address, telephone number, occupation, and principal place of business of the treasurer and any other officers;

(7) An indication as to whether the committee was formed to support or oppose a specific ballot question or candidate and, if so, a brief description of the question or the name of the candidate;

(8) An indication as to whether the committee is a political party committee;

(9) The name, address, telephone number, occupation, and principal place of business of the custodian of the books and accounts;

(10) The name and address of the depository institution in which the committee will maintain its campaign account and each applicable account number; and

(11) A certification by the chairperson and treasurer of the statements in the organizational report.

(b) Any change in information previously reported in the organizational report shall be electronically filed with the commission within ten days of the change being brought to the attention of the committee chairperson or treasurer.

(c) The commission shall publish on its website the names of all noncandidate committees who have failed to:

(1) File the organizational report; or

(2) Correct a report within two weeks after the commission provides a notice to correct."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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By Request


 


 

Report Title:

Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Package; Relating to Candidate Committee and Noncandidate Committee Organizational Reports

 

Description:

Amends sections 11-322 and 11-333, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require the Campaign Spending Commission ("Commission") to publish on its website the names of candidate and persons who qualify as noncandidate committees who fail to file an organizational report or a corrected organizational report with the Commission.

 

 

 

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