Chair Hee, Vice Chair Shimabukuro and Cmmittee Members:
The League of Women Voters supports SB 848 Relating to Financial Disclosure requiring a legislator to disclose every source of yearly income that is $25,000 or more, or that represents 25% or mre of the legislator's annual income, when that source has an outcome in legislation.
Income in this amount from a single source that may have an interest in the outcome of legislation surely would be seen by members of the public as substantial and important in determining if the legislator has a conflict of interest when considering related measures.
This bill is a step to improve public confidence in government. Knowing thr employer of an elected official helps citizens judge the quality of decision-making taking place. For government to work properly people must have faith in the integrity of its elected officials.
We ask you to pass this measure.