List Of 2014 Ballot Issue Committees

On November 4, 2014, voters had an opportunity to decide on five (5) state ballot and seven (7) county charter amendments.

Ballot issue committees register with the Commission for the exclusive purpose of making or receiving contributions, making expenditures, or incurring financial obligations for or against any question or issue appearing on the ballot in the next applicable election.  See, HRS §11-302 & §11-327.  These committees are prohibited from receiving contributions or making expenditures to influence the nomination or election of a candidate to office.  See, HRS §11-327.  Further, these committees are not subject to contribution limits.  See, HRS §11-358.  Following the election for which the issue appears on the ballot, these committees will then have 90 days to terminate their registration with the Commission and return all surplus funds to the contributors or donate the funds to a community service, educational, youth, recreational, charitable, scientific, or literary organization; otherwise, the surplus funds shall escheat to the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund.  See, HRS §11-327(c).

The following is a list of the 13 ballot issue committees that have registered with the Commission including links to their organizational reports and filed disclosure reports (with the exception of Good Beginnings Alliance who already filed their first disclosure report on August 29, 2014, all of the committees below filed their first disclosure report on October 27, 2014):

State Ballot Question Relating to Agricultural Enterprises

State Ballot Question Relating to Early Childhood Education

Maui County Question Related to Genetically Engineered Organisms