Chair Keith-Agaran, Vice-Chair Shimabukuro, and Committee Members:
The League of Women Voters of Hawaii opposes SB 1210. The bill would authorize various groups of board members (but less than a quorum) to engage in serial private discussions until they had “counted noses” and felt ready to vote on board matters at a public meeting.
The league does not believe that public board matters should be discussed in private, without public notice, as a series of discussions between groups of board members. The League believes that public board matters should be discussed in public, after public notice, by a quorum at board meetings.
Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony.