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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
State Ethics Commission 2018 Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 4186 Views :: Ethics

Proposed Legislation for 2018 Legislative Session

From Hawaii State Ethics Commission Notice of Proposed Meeting for November 16, 2017 (excerpt)

Attachments 1-8: Proposed bills for 2018 legislative session

(1) Bill to amend Hawaii Revised Statues (HRS) section 28-8.3 to clarify that the State Ethics Commission may employ its own attorneys.

(2) Bill to restore previous statutory language in HRS section 84-13 protecting legislators when carrying out a “legislative function”; and to clarify HRS sections 84-13 and 84-14 with respect to the financial disclosure and conflicts of interests requirements for task force members.

(3) Bill to amend HRS section 97-7 by removing the requirement that violations of the Lobbyists Law, HRS Chapter 97, must be “wilfull” and clarifying that the resolution of charges upon agreement by the State Ethics Commission and alleged violators may include payment of administrative fines and restitution.

(4) Bill to amend HRS section 84-43 to remove the requirement that the State Ethics Commission’s mandatory ethics training course be held in January of each year and that the course last at least two hours.

(5) Bill to amend HRS section 84-31(b) by clarifying that the State Ethics Commission’s investigations shall be confidential but that the Commission may refer any matter to any other governmental law enforcement agency.

(6) Bill to amend HRS section 84-17.5 by requiring the State Ethics Commission to maintain financial disclosure statements for a period of six years after filing rather than for a period of six years beyond the expiration of a state official’s term of office.

(7) Bill to amend HRS section 84-39 to give the State Ethics Commission the authority to order payment of restitution after a contested case hearing.

(8) Bill to amend HRS section 84-11.5 to clarify the requirements for filing a gifts disclosure statement.

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