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State Consensus on Corporate and Union Giving
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State Ethics Commission Adopts Campaign Practices Guidelines

The State Code of Ethics established Jan. 1968 for all elected and appointed officials covered conflict of interest and post employment restrictions. The statutes did not further elaborate on advantages or disadvantages the incumbent and appointed persons have in campaigning activities.

Guidelines were developed Nov. 1973 from two provisions of the Ethics Law relating to gifts and using one's position to obtain special treatment. Existing regulations from the Civil Service Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes Ch. 76-91) also prescribe rules for political activities. These guidelines do not have the force and effect of law but do follow the spirit of the new Campaign Spending Commission's Rules and Code, which all candidates must follow.

  1. State legislator or employee should avoid soliciting or accepting contributions tended as a reward for official action or as an influence in performing official duties.

  2. State legislator or employee should not use his official position in soliciting contributions.

  3. State legislator or employee should avoid the use of State time, equipment, facilities, or services for political campaign purposes.

Citizen watchdog be alert and bark if you have to!!!

Executive Director: Gary Okabayashi
State Ethics Commission P.O. Box 616
Honolulu, Hi. 96809

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