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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Fifteen Election-related Bills awaiting consideration
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 4683 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB638 “Instant Runoff Voting” deferred until Feb 15

House Bill 638 Provides for instant runoff voting for all elections in which no primary election is held; authorizes the chief election officer or the county clerk to use the instant runoff voting method in special elections that would normally require a separate runoff election if no candidate received a majority of votes.

Companion: SB667 referred to JUD, no action 

House Judiciary Committee Feb 1 acted on over a dozen election-related bills: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/hearingnotices/HEARING_JUD_02-01-11_.HTM

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HB 100 Status RELATING TO VOTING.

Establishes an election by mail voting system for federal, state, and county primary or special primary elections; creates procedure and process for this method of voting.  Makes appropriations.

JUD, FIN

HB 109 Status RELATING TO THE SUNSHINE LAW.

Allows the participation by 2 or more members of a public policy deliberative body: (1) in a public gathering or community event not tied to matters currently under official deliberation or pending action; and (2) in professional association conferences and professional development activities with a publicly accessible report of their activities.

JUD

HB 257 Status RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Provides regulation of automated phone calls, changes report filing deadlines, provides a cap of $100 on the price of fundraiser tickets that may be purchased with campaign funds, and applies notice and disclaimer requirements to an advertisement that is not paid for by an independent party.

JUD, FIN

HB 258 Status RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Changes report filing deadlines and requires filing of a supplemental report by candidate and noncandidate committees.

JUD

HB 259 Status RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.

Prohibits a candidate from using contributions to pursue nomination and election to another state or county office without the contributor's consent.

JUD

HB 415 Status RELATING TO PRIMARY ELECTIONS.

Primary Elections; Nonpartisan  Amends the primary election laws to allow a voter to cast a vote for any candidate, regardless of the voter's or candidate's party affiliation or nonpartisanship. Requires that the 2 persons that receive the most votes in any primary advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation or nonpartisanship.

JUD

HB 468 Status RELATING TO COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSIONS.

Provides standards for the selection of county ethics commission members to ensure their impartiality and independence.

JUD

HB 545 Status RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Requires electronic voter registration on the website of the office of elections by 1/1/12.  Establishes requirements for online voter registration, including identification and affidavits.

JUD, FIN

HB 549 Status RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Requires notice of state board meetings to be posted on the central State of Hawaii internet website and eliminates the requirement that notice be filed in the office of the lieutenant governor.

JUD, FIN

HB 593 Status RELATING TO NOMINATION PAPERS.

Requires candidates for county elective office to submit an oath that the candidate has complied with all relevant provisions of the applicable county charter and county ordinances.

JUD

HB 621 Status RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.

Changes the voter registration requirement to include only the last four digits of the person's social security number on application to register affidavit.

JUD

HB 638 Status RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Provides for instant runoff voting for all elections in which no primary election is held; authorizes the chief election officer or the county clerk to use the instant runoff voting method in special elections that would normally require a separate runoff election if no candidate received a majority of votes.

JUD, FIN

HB 640 Status RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.

Requires any action taken in an executive meeting be reported when the board reconvenes at the open meeting.

JUD

HB 716 Status RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Establishes new election deadlines to comply with state primary election date required by federal law.

JUD

HB 872 Status RELATING TO CAMPAIGNS.

Adds new requirements regarding non-candidate committee registration and requires non-candidate committees to file late expenditures reports under certain circumstances.  Requires non-candidate committees to make additional disclosures within their non-candidate committee reports.  Repeals section 11-332, relating to reporting by corporations.

JUD, FIN

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