Bill Text: HI HB1116 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-25 - Conference Committee Meeting will reconvene on Friday 04-26-19 1:30PM in conference room 325. [HB1116 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-HB1116-Amended.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1116

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 11-115, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

     "(a)  The names of the candidates shall be placed upon the ballot for their respective offices in alphabetical order except:

     (1)  As provided in section 13D-4;

    [(1)] (2)  As provided in section 11-118;

    [(2)] (3)  For the limitations of the voting system in use; and

    [(3)] (4)  For the case of the candidates for vice president and lieutenant governor in the general election whose names shall be placed immediately below the name of the candidate for president or governor of the same political party."

     SECTION 2.  Section 13D-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

     "(c)  The board of trustees ballot shall be prepared in such a manner that every voter qualified and registered under section 13D-3 shall be afforded the opportunity to vote for each and every candidate seeking election to the board.  [The ballot shall contain the names of all board candidates arranged in accordance with section 11-115.] The names of the candidates shall be placed upon the ballot grouped by residency requirement or lack thereof; provided that within those groupings the names shall be in random order so that the names are randomized on individual ballots and also randomly rotated from one precinct to another; provided further that if this method of randomization is not feasible, then a feasible method that provides the greatest degree of randomization shall be used."

     SECTION 3.  The chief election officer is directed to establish procedures to implement the purpose of this Act, which shall apply to the election cycle beginning on January 1, 2020.

     SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect on January 28, 2081.



 

Report Title:

Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Elections; Ballots; Randomized Ballots

 

Description:

Amends 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 ballots across precincts by the feasible method that provides the greatest degree of randomization.  Effective 1/28/2081.  (SD1)

 

 

 

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