November 21, 2014 •
Hawaii’s Gubernatorial Inauguration Scheduled for December 1
Hawaii’s Governor-Elect, David Ige, is scheduled to be inaugurated on December 1, 2014. There are several things to keep in mind if you are considering involvement in inaugural events.
In Hawaii neither lobbyists nor non-lobbyists are permitted to provide event tickets to state legislators or employees.
If you intend to make a contribution to defray inaugural expenses, keep in mind contributions made or accepted for that purpose are subject to ordinary contribution limits. Individuals, partnerships, noncandidate committees, parties, associations, corporations, business entities, organizations, and labor unions may contribute up to $6,000 per election period to a candidate for a four-year statewide office.
For the offices of governor and lieutenant governor, the four-year contribution period ended on election day. Contributions made to a candidate’s committee on or after November 5, 2014, will count towards the 2018 election period limits.
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