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Honolulu League in Action (Jane Hewitt)
Council Summary (Marguerite Simson)
LWV and Election Laws (Nan Lowers)
LWV and Election Laws
We failed in our first lobbying at a general session of Hawaii's Legislature. Failed? Yes, because with few exceptions League members failed to contact their legislators to urge passage of bills we favored.
Those who subscribed to our Legislative Report will be aware of how little election low legislation passed. Here is a brief mummery:
There were 28 bills and resolutions on elections introduced in the House, and 26 in the Senate. (Many were duplicates, many not significant.) Only 5 bills passed.
The first four below have been signed by the Governor and have become law.
We also wanted:
(*) House Resolution did go through requesting Lt. Governor
Our greatest disappointment was the failure of HB-669. It went into conference committee but on the last day they could not agree. It was a good bill including many of the changes we wanted: mandatory training of workers; pools of workers to be drawn on in each district; polls to be open until 6:00 PM; earlier filing date; and still more. This is a case where more messages to your legislator undoubtedly would have gotten the bill outs
This is a sad story. Let's start "educating" ourselves and neighbors now so that we cal get our ideas across next time.
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