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Ethics Comm Hearing on New Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 2372 Views :: Ethics


News Release from Hawaii State Ethics Commission (excerpts)

Pursuant to Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (“HRS”) Chapter 91, notice is hereby given that the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission (“Commission”) will hold a public hearing to hear all persons interested in the proposals to amend Title 21, Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (“HAR”).


The public hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission Conference Room 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 960 Honolulu, HI 96813


Maui Research and Technology Center 590 Lipoa Parkway #119, Kihei, HI 96753

Kauai Community College, OSC Room 204 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766

Natural Energy Lab of Hawai‘i, Oceanview Room 73-987 Makako Bay Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 …


The proposals include amendments to existing provisions of HAR, Title 21, chapters 1-6; adoption of new rules within HAR, Title 21, chapters 1-6, and adoption of four new chapters (HAR, Title 21, chapters 7-10).

Overall, the proposals would address the Commission’s operations and procedures (including issuance of advisory opinions, procedures for investigating and settling cases, and contested case hearing procedures); provide greater clarity to various provisions of the State Ethics Code, HRS chapter 84 (including but not limited to the gifts law, gifts reporting law, fair treatment law, and conflicts of interests law); and various provisions of the Lobbyists law, HRS chapter 97 (including but not limited to reporting and registration requirements for lobbyists)….


All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, on the proposed administrative rules at the time of the public hearing.

Persons wishing to submit written testimony may do so by emailing their testimony to (preferred), by mailing or hand delivering their testimony to the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission, 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 970, Honolulu, HI 96813, or by sending their testimony via facsimile to (808) 587-0470. …

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