Rep. Gene Ward Addresses HB 1499 – Freedom of Speech

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION REGARDING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Report Title: Freedom of Speech; Monetary Expenditures to Influence Elections (ConAm) Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment to provide that freedom of speech does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections. (HB1499 HD1)

Reported from JUD (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 245-14) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to FIN. 2/7/2014 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Awana, Fale, Har, Ito, Johanson, Jordan, Matsumoto, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fukumoto, Hanohano, McDermott, Oshiro voting no (4) and Representative(s) Yamane excused (1).

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