Chair Representative Karl Rhoads, Vice-Chair Representative Sharon E. Har, and Committee
The League of Women Voters of Hawaii supports HB 1072 requiring the University of Hawaii
Board of Regents to file financial interest forms yearly and that these forms be open to the public.
This measure can help improve public confidence in government. We feel that when board
members are responsible for decisions on matters in the public interest the public should be able
to know if any member has a personal financial or economic stake in the matter. The proposed
addition of the members of the UH Board of Regents to those whose disclosure filing is available
for public scrutiny is in consonance with the scope and power associated with their
responsibilities and authority.
For government to work people must have faith in the integrity of its officials. We urge you to pass
HB1072. Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony.