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HISB216EngrossRequires a mandatory recount of election votes and ballot measures when the margin of victory for election contests or tabulation for ballot measures is equal to or less than one hundred or one-half of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is gre...
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2019-03-20
To House Finance Committee
HIHB709EnrollProposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast at an election to be conducted in a manner as provided by the Legislature. Effective 01/28/2081. (SD1)
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2019-03-20
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB626EngrossRequires vacancies in the offices of United States Senator, State Senator, and State Representative to be filled by special election.
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2019-03-19
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, Wakai, Gabbard, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HIHB1116EngrossAmends ballot requirements to display candidates for the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs by residency and non-residency requirements. Requires the names of the candidates in each group to be randomized on individual ballots and on...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB107EngrossProvides that the ballot of an absentee or military-overseas voter is valid even if the voter becomes ineligible to vote after casting the ballot. Repeals the requirement that an absentee voter's ballot be deemed invalid if the voter returns the retu...
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2019-03-18
The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, San Buenaventura, Brower, Creagan, Morikawa, Say, Takayama, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Lowen, McKelvey, Yamane.
HISB197EngrossEstablishes an exemption from the prohibition against using election campaign funds to make charitable donations or to award scholarships during the period from the filing of nomination papers to the date of the general election for candidates who ar...
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2019-03-18
The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, San Buenaventura, Brower, Creagan, Morikawa, Say, Takayama, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Lowen, McKelvey, Yamane.
HISB427EngrossEstablishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2019-03-18
The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, San Buenaventura, Brower, Creagan, Morikawa, Say, Takayama; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Thielen; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Lowen, McKelvey, Yamane.
HIHB627EngrossClassifies any independent expenditure as a contribution to a candidate or as a contribution to each opposing candidate. Requires any advertisement by a noncandidate committee that makes only independent expenditures to disclose all contributors for ...
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2019-03-15
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, Gabbard, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Wakai, Fevella.
HIHB168EngrossAuthorizes a voter with special needs to request that a ballot be forwarded by electronic transmission at any time.
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2019-03-12
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, Wakai, Gabbard, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
HIHB210EngrossProvides ranked choice method of voting for all partisan primary elections, special elections, and nonpartisan general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020. (HB210 HD1)
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2019-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB712EngrossRequires candidates for President, Vice President, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Mayor to disclose their federal income tax returns to be listed on a general election ballot. Prohibits electors from voting for candidates for President or Vice Pre...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHCR20IntroRequesting Congress To Convene A Limited National Convention Under Article V For The Exclusive Purpose Of Proposing An Amendment To The United States Constitution That Will Limit The Influence Of Money In Our Electoral Process.
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2019-03-07
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB428EngrossRequires an automatic recount of votes cast for a candidate or on a ballot question when the difference in the number of votes cast for the top two candidates or on the question is equal to or less than 100 votes or 0.5 percent, whichever is greater....
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2019-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB943IntroSpecifies that the filing date for candidate committee preliminary reports is thirty days, rather than ten days, before a general, subsequent special, or subsequent nonpartisan election. Specifies that the filing date for candidate committee prelimin...
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2019-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB958IntroRequires the Chief Election Officer, with assistance from the county clerks for elections involving county offices and countywide ballot issues, to publish an online voters' pamphlet on the Office of Elections' public website and publish and distribu...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1327IntroPermits a request for an absentee ballot or for permanent absentee voter status to be submitted in English or Hawaiian. Requires absentee ballots to be available to absentee voters in English or Hawaiian. Appropriates funds. (HB1327 HD2)
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2019-02-15
To House Finance Committee
HISB194IntroRequires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots and randomly rotated across precincts. Requires the Office of Elections to inform voters and candidates, by a method suited for the voting system, that the names of candidates may not be...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB438IntroRequires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots and randomly rotated across precincts. (HB438 HD1)
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2019-02-14
To House Finance Committee
HIHB366IntroExempts candidates who are deemed elected, running unopposed, or unsuccessful after a primary or special primary election from the prohibition on donating excess campaign funds for charitable or scholarship purposes before the general election date. ...
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2019-02-13
To House Finance Committee
HISB840IntroAllows the elections commission to refer a complaint to the attorney general or county prosecutor in addition to any administrative determination and without the requirement that the commission believes the respondent has recklessly, knowingly, or in...
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2019-02-13
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB729IntroAmends ballot requirements to display candidates for the board of trustees, office of Hawaiian affairs, by residency and non-residency requirements and to randomize the order of candidate names within those groupings.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB1588IntroAllows a voter to vote for any primary election candidate, regardless of the candidate's party or status as a nonpartisan candidate. Provides that if there are 2 or more candidates for a state public office, and a candidate receives the majority of v...
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2019-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1589IntroProvides that if there are 2 or more candidates for a state public office, and a candidate receives the majority of votes for that office in the primary election, that candidate shall be elected. Provides that if none of the candidates receives a maj...
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2019-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB167IntroRemoves the requirement to include a registered voter's social security number in a notice to withdraw the voter's signature from a petition. Removes the requirement to include a space for the social security number of each registered voter signing a...
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2019-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB371IntroRequires a manual recount of election votes when the margin of victory is equal to or less than one hundred votes cast or equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.
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2019-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB1059IntroRequires an automatic recount of election votes when the margin of victory for election contests and ballot measures is equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the votes cast.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB1073IntroRequires an automatic recount of election votes when the difference between the two candidates with the highest number of votes is less than 0.5 (one half of one) per cent of the apparently prevailing candidate's vote total. Authorizes an apparently ...
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2019-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB1481IntroAuthorizes the publishing of a candidate information pamphlet in one or more legislative districts selected by the chief elections officer in consultation with the elections commission to be funded by a percentage of new donations to candidate and no...
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2019-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB1580IntroEstablishes the ranked choice voting method of tabulation for all elections for elected office to ensure that elected officials received the majority of votes cast by the electorate.
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2019-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB450IntroProvides ranked choice method of voting for all partisan primary elections, special elections, and nonpartisan general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB601IntroProposes a constitutional amendment to allow each gubernatorial nominee to appoint, prior to the primary election, a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the primary election.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB844IntroRequires manual recounts of election votes when the margin of victory is less than two hundred fifty votes or less than one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB843IntroRequires a manual recount of election votes when the margin of victory is equal to or less than one hundred votes cast or equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB719IntroClarifies that the deadline for absentee ballots to be received is 6:00 p.m. on election day.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB680IntroProvides ranked choice method of voting for all partisan primary elections, special elections, and nonpartisan general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB669IntroRequires recounts of election votes when the margin of victory is less than two hundred fifty votes or less than one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB842IntroProposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to allow a recount of votes cast in an election be conducted in a manner to be provided by law.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB956IntroProvides ranked choice method of voting for all partisan primary elections, special elections, and nonpartisan general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB963IntroAllows voters to request to receive an absentee or permanent absentee ballot through an online ballot marking tool that enables the voter to access a blank ballot online, mark the ballot with the voter's selections, and print the completed ballot to ...
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB715IntroRequires recounts of election votes when the margin of victory is less than 0.5 per cent of the votes cast.
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2019-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB718IntroEstablishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.
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2019-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB948IntroProposes a constitutional amendment to require the gubernatorial nominee of each political party following the primary election to appoint a person from the same political party as a running mate for lieutenant governor in the general election.
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2019-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB134IntroShort form bill relating to elections.
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2019-01-22
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB136IntroAuthorizes a voter with special needs to request that a ballot be forwarded by electronic transmission at any time.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB217IntroRequires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots and across precincts.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB135IntroRemoves the requirement to include a registered voter's social security number in a notice to withdraw the voter's signature from a petition. Removes the requirement to include a space for the social security number of each registered voter signing a...
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2019-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB370IntroRequires manual recounts of election votes when the margin of victory is less than two hundred fifty votes or less than one per cent of the votes cast, whichever is less.
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2019-01-22
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB364IntroRequires vacancies in the office of United States Senator to be filled by special election. Requires any vacancy in the office of State Senator or State Representative to be filled by special election if more than half of the term has not yet been se...
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2019-01-22
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB359IntroRequires a mandatory manual recount of election ballots in any election for any office when the margin of victory is equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the ballots cast. Makes an appropriation.
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2019-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB597IntroRequires a mandatory manual recount of election ballots in any election for any office when the margin of victory is equal to or less than one-half of one per cent of the ballots cast. Makes an appropriation.
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2019-01-22
To House Judiciary Committee
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