HI HB2128 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 3 2020 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2020-03-16 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Makes housekeeping amendments to Hawaii's elections laws to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail. Establishes a process, beginning on January 1, 2021, for preregistering or registering public school- and charter school-enrolled students to vote. Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections, special elections for vacant state senate or state house of representatives seats, and special elections for vacant county council seats. Amends filing deadlines for candidates attempting to fill vacant state senate seats. Effective 7/1/2030. (HD2)

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Relating To Elections.


Roll Calls

2020-02-25 - House - House Finance: Passed, With Amendments (Y: 14 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - House - House Judiciary: Passed, With Amendments (Y: 12 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-16SenateThe hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.
2020-03-12SenateThe committee(s) on JDC has scheduled a public hearing on 03-17-20 10:05AM in conference room 016.
2020-03-05SenateReferred to JDC, WAM.
2020-03-05SenatePassed First Reading.
2020-03-05SenateReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 318).
2020-03-03HousePassed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Matsumoto, McDermott, Okimoto, Say, Thielen, Ward voting no (6) and Representative(s) Creagan, Eli excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.
2020-02-28HouseForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-03-20.
2020-02-28HouseReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1001-20) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.
2020-02-25HouseThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Wildberger, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) McDermott; and Excused: none.
2020-02-21HouseBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Tuesday, 02-25-20 11:00AM in House conference room 308.
2020-02-14HousePassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Okimoto voting no (1) and Representative(s) Holt, Takayama excused (2).
2020-02-14HouseReported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 676-20) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN.
2020-02-04HouseThe committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, San Buenaventura, Brower, Creagan, Lowen, McKelvey, Nakashima, Perruso, Say, Takayama, Yamane; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Thielen; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
2020-02-03HouseBill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 02-04-20 2:00PM in conference room 325.
2020-02-03HouseThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-04-20 at 2:00pm.
2020-01-31HouseBill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Monday, 02-03-20 2:05PM in House conference room 325.
2020-01-27HouseReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5
2020-01-21HouseIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
2020-01-17HousePending introduction.


Hawaii State Sources

Bill Comments