March 18, 2020 •
Hawaii Ethics Commission Postpones March 19 Administrative Rule Hearing
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Hawaii State Ethics Commission has postponed its public hearing on proposed administrative rules concerning amendments to state lobbying and gift laws scheduled for March 19.
While a new date has not been established, the ethics commission indicated the public hearing will likely take place in early May.
The proposals include:
- Clarifications as to what activities constitute lobbying
- Exclusions from lobbyist registration requirements
- Requirements that expenditures be reported on an accrual rather than cash basis
Additionally, the proposals amend prohibitions on certain kinds of gifts, valuation of gifts, and gift disclosure statements.
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