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SB640       (?)

Report Title: Hawaii State Supreme Court; Written Opinions; Constitutional Amendments; Ratification Question
Description: Requires the language and meaning of any proposed constitutional amendment and ratification question to be simple, concise, and direct to the extent practicable. Allows the presiding officers of the legislature to request a written opinion of the supreme court regarding the legality of a proposed amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution and the corresponding constitutional ratification question. Requires the court to provide a written opinion within 48 hours of receipt of the request. Requires, for any written opinion by the court that invalidates a constitutional ratification question, a detailed and specific explanation of the reasons for this opinion. Prohibits any appeal of a written opinion.
Companion:  HB337
Package: None
Current Referral: JDC
Introducer(s): KEITH-AGARAN

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1/25/2021SPassed First Reading.
1/27/2021SReferred to JDC.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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