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HISB2794EngrossEffective 1/1/21: Makes housekeeping amendments to Hawaii's elections laws to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail; prohibits agents of a candidate from providing voting assistance; changes the deadline to file nomination paper...
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2020-07-06
To House Finance Committee
HIHB626EngrossRequires vacancies in the office of United States Representative to be filled by special election that is conducted using ranked choice voting. (SD2)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HIHB627EngrossRequires noncandidate committees and other persons who make independent expenditures supporting or opposing a candidate to report expenditures in support or opposition. Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to post independent expenditure informa...
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB427EngrossEstablishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. (SB427 HD1)
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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
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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2020-06-22
Received notice of discharge of all House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 363).
HISB840EngrossAllows 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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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB217EngrossRequires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2006EngrossEstablishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2137EngrossAuthorizes election officials to establish additional voter service centers. (SD2)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2414EngrossAmends ballot requirements to display candidates for the office of Hawaiian affairs, board of trustees, by residency and non-residency requirements and to randomize the order of candidate names within those groupings. Takes effect 6/18/2050. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2609EngrossIncludes agents of candidates listed on ballots among the persons prohibited from providing voting assistance at voter service centers and in the use of absentee ballots. Takes effect 1/1/2021. (SD1)
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2128EngrossMakes 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...
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2020-03-16
The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.
HISB2989EngrossAllows candidates seeking election to use campaign funds for child care costs, under certain conditions. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
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2020-03-13
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHCR153IntroUrging The Counties To Open Additional Voter Service Centers For The 2020 Elections To Provide Ample Election Services To Voters In Their Respective Jurisdictions.
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2020-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHR132IntroUrging The Counties To Open Additional Voter Service Centers For The 2020 Elections To Provide Ample Election Services To Voters In Their Respective Jurisdictions.
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2020-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2735IntroAmends the assessment of administrative fines for persons and certain noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures that violate Hawaii's campaign finance laws. Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to order that payment of a fine as...
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2020-02-25
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1751IntroAuthorizes election officials to establish additional voter service centers.
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2020-02-04
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1752IntroReinstates the definition of "precinct" and amends the definition of "district" to facilitate the administration of elections.
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2020-02-04
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB2121IntroEstablishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.
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2020-02-04
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2676IntroAddresses various inconsistencies in existing elections law to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail.
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2020-01-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB2664IntroAddresses various inconsistencies in existing elections law to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail.
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2020-01-27
To House Judiciary Committee
HIHB1954IntroRestores the conducting of elections at polling places operated by precinct officials. Repeals provisions under Act 136, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, that made voting by mail the primary and default method of voting. Repeals the establishment of vote...
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2020-01-23
To House Judiciary Committee
HISB2499IntroRequires candidate names to be randomized on individual ballots and across precincts.
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2020-01-23
To Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee
HISB2516IntroProposes 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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2020-01-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2138IntroReinstates the definition of "precinct" and amends the definition of "district" to facilitate the administration of elections.
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2020-01-21
To Senate 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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2019-12-01
To Senate 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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2019-12-01
To House 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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2019-12-01
To Senate 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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB350IntroProhibits fundraisers and the solicitation of contributions during the regular legislative session, and directs fines assessed for violations of this prohibition to the Hawaii election campaign fund.
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2019-12-01
To House Judiciary 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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
To House 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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2019-12-01
To House 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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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HIHB134IntroShort form bill relating to elections.
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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary 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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2019-12-01
To House Finance 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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means 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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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary 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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2019-12-01
To House Finance 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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
To Senate Judiciary 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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2019-12-01
To Senate Ways and Means 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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2019-12-01
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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2019-12-01
Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.
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