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- New Ethics and Lobbyists Laws Provide Stronger Penalties and Greater ClarityOn June 22, 2017, Governor Ige signed into law three bills that strengthen and clarify Hawaii’s ethics and lobbyists laws. The State Ethics Commission strongly advocated for the passage of all three bills, which were part of the Commission’s legislative package for 2017 and were introduced by Representative Scott Nishimoto. Here are some of the […]
- LOBBYIST TRAINING – REGISTER NOW!LOBBYIST TRAINING – REGISTER NOW! TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission is offering a training session about the State Lobbyists Law, HRS chapter 97, on March 15, 2016. The State Lobbyists Law, generally, applies to individuals who and organizations that are communicating, directly or through an agent, with […]
- DutiesThe Hawaii State Ethics Commission’s mission is to preserve the public’s confidence in our government by promoting high ethical standards among public servants. The Commission administers the State Ethics Code and Lobbyists Law, and provides the following services: 1. Guidance Informal Guidance: We have an Attorney of the Day available to take your calls or […]
- Ethics Commission Advisory Opinions are now available (and searchable) on Westlaw.From the main page under “All content,” click on “Administrative Decisions and Guidance” then “Hawaii.” These materials should be included in all Hawaii Westlaw plans; if you try to access these materials and receive an “Out of Plan” notice, please contact your local Westlaw representative or the Commission office.
- OHA Trustee Peter Apo to pay $25,000 to Resolve State Ethics Commission InvestigationThe Hawaii State Ethics Commission (“Commission”) today announced a Resolution of Investigation of Office of Hawaiian Affairs (“OHA”) Trustee Peter Apo. In its investigation, the Commission considered allegations that Trustee Apo violated the State Ethics Code by using OHA resources, and his position with OHA, to advance his private business interests. The Commission concluded that […]