Commission Calendar

*2017 and 2018 CSC Meeting location, dates and times are subject to change. Also, candidate and noncandidate committee reporting deadlines for the 2018 election have been added to this calendar.

Aug
31
Wed
2016
Public Hearing for the Commission’s Proposed Hawaii Administrative Rules @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm

The Commission is proposing amendments to Chapter 3-160 (Election Campaign Contributions and Expenditures) and Chapter 3-161 (Administrative Practice and Procedures Before the Commission) of the Hawaii Administrative Rules.  The proposed amendments for the most part updates obsolete references to the HRS and makes technical and grammatical corrections.  It also updates the rules to address recent amendments to the HRS, including the implementation of the hardship waiver in HRS §11-393(c) (Act 112, Haw. Sess. Laws 2013), which requires Super PACs to identify its top contributors in their advertisements, and the defining of “close to depletion” and “near depletion” of the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund which will impact the operation of the partial public financing program.

All interested person shall be afforded the opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, at the time of the hearing.

Jan
31
Tue
2017
Supplemental Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jan 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period November 9-December 31, 2016

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2016/11/NCSchedule-2018.pdf

Jul
31
Mon
2017
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2017

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Supplemental Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2017

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2016/11/NCSchedule-2018.pdf

Nov
23
Thu
2017
State Holiday (Thanksgiving)
Nov 23 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/lg_csc/2017/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Dec
25
Mon
2017
State Holiday (Christmas)
Dec 25 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jan
1
Mon
2018
State Holiday (New Year’s Day)
Jan 1 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jan
10
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting (Cancelled) @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Jan
11
Thu
2018
CSC Newsletter (January 2018 Edition)
Jan 11 all-day
Jan
15
Mon
2018
State Holiday (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Jan 15 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jan
31
Wed
2018
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jan 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 1-December 31, 2017

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

 

 

Supplemental Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jan 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 1-December 31, 2017

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2016/11/NCSchedule-2018.pdf

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Feb
19
Mon
2018
State Holiday (President’s Day)
Feb 19 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Mar
7
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Mar
26
Mon
2018
State Holiday (Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day)
Mar 26 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Mar
30
Fri
2018
State Holiday (Good Friday)
Mar 30 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

May
23
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
May 23 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

May
28
Mon
2018
State Holiday (Memorial Day)
May 28 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Affidavit To Voluntarily Agree With Campaign Expenditure Limits Deadline @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm

Last day to file the Affidavit To Voluntarily Agree With Campaign Expenditure Limits

Jun
8
Fri
2018
Candidate and Noncandidate Committee Classes @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building
Jun 8 all-day

The candidate and noncandidate committee classes are open to the public and there is no fee to attend but a reservation is required.  The classes will be held as follows:

Times

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Candidate and Candidate Committees (including Partial Public Funding)
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Noncandidate Committees

Location

Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building
Conference Room 204
235 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Certified Public Accountants may earn two (2) Professional Continuing Education credits for the Candidate and Candidate Committee class and one (1) credit for the Noncandidate Committee class.

Registration closed

Jun
11
Mon
2018
State Holiday (King Kamehameha I Day)
Jun 11 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jun
20
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Jul
4
Wed
2018
State Holiday (Independence Day)
Jul 4 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Jul
11
Wed
2018
CSC Newsletter (July 2018 Edition)
Jul 11 all-day
Jul
12
Thu
2018
1st Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 12 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2018 Primary Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 12 – Aug 11 all-day

An electioneering communication means any advertisement that is broadcast from a cable, satellite, television, or radio broadcast station; published in any periodical or newspaper or by electronic means; or sent by mail at a bulk rate, and that:  (1) Refers to a clearly identifiable candidate; (2) Is made, or scheduled to be made, either within 30 days prior to a primary or initial special election (July 12-August 11, 2018) or within 60 days prior to a general or special election (September 7-November 6, 2018); and (3) Is not susceptible to any reasonable interpretation other than as an appeal to vote for or against a specific candidate.

Persons, which include an individual, a partnership, a candidate committee or noncandidate committee, a party, an association, a corporation, a business entity, an organization, or a labor union and its auxiliary committees, who make electioneering communications in an aggregate amount of more than $2,000 during any calendar year, are statutorily required to file a Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications (Writable/Printable PDF version or eSign version) within 24 hours of each disclosure date with the Commission.

“Disclosure date” means, for every calendar year, the first date by which a person has made expenditures during that same year of more than $2,000 in the aggregate for electioneering communications, and the date of any subsequent expenditures by that
person for electioneering communications.

For purposes of this requirement, a person shall be treated as having made an expenditure if the person has executed a contract to make the expenditure.

Jul
25
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Jul
31
Tue
2018
Supplemental Report Due By Candidates Not Running in 2018 Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Jul 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-June 30, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

 

 

Aug
1
Wed
2018
2nd Preliminary Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 1 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 1-July 27, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Preliminary Primary Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 1 all-day

Covers activity for the period January 1-July 27, 2018

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2016/11/NCSchedule-2018.pdf

Aug
8
Wed
2018
Late Contributions Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 8 all-day

The Late Contributions Report is for reporting contributions from any person that aggregates more than $500 that are received by a candidate or candidate committee within the period of July 28 through August 7, 2018.  The report must be electronically filed on the Candidate Filing System (“CFS”) no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

The Late Contributions Report is only required if late contributions are received by the candidate or candidate committee. Late contributions on this report will also be reported on the Final Primary Report; however, the contribution data is only entered once in the CFS on the “Schedule A – Contributions” screen.  The report can be previewed and printed in the CFS by clicking “Preview/Print Report” and then “Special Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “Primary” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions Report.”  Click the “Preview” button to preview the report.  If you see late contributions that you entered for the July 28 through August 7, 2018 period then you are required to file the report.  To file the report, click “File Report” and then “Special Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “Primary” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions Report.”  Click the “File Report” button to file the report.

Candidates and treasurers of candidate committees are also reminded of their acknowledgment and certification on the “Candidate Committee Electronic Filing Form” that the information on all reports electronically filed online are true, complete, and accurate.  See, Hawaii Revised Statutes §§11-321(c)(1), 11- 331(a), and 11-340(a).

Please call the Commission at (808) 586-0285 if you have any questions.

Late Contributions/Late Expenditures Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 8 all-day

The Late Contributions/Late Expenditures Report is for reporting contributions made aggregating more than $500, reporting contributions received from any person aggregating more than $500, or reporting independent expenditures made aggregating more than $500 within the period of July 28 through August 7, 2018.  The report must be electronically filed on the Noncandidate Committee Filing System (“NCFS”) no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures (Super PACs) must also report additional information if a late contribution greater than $5,000 in the aggregate is received from an entity other than an individual, for-profit business entity, or labor union (see below*).  Furthermore, any expenditure that is contracted or paid for and that is to be rendered during the last three days prior to an election (November 5 through November 7, 2016) shall be included in the report.

The Late Contributions/Late Expenditures Report is only required if late contributions are made or received, or late expenditures are made by the noncandidate committee. Late contributions and late expenditures on this report will also be reported on the Final Election Period Report; however, the contribution and expenditure data is only entered once in the NCFS on the “Schedule A – Contributions Received,” “Schedule B1 – Contributions to Candidates,” or “Schedule B2 – Expenditures Made” screens.  The report can be previewed and printed in the NCFS by clicking “Preview/Print Report” and then “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Click the “Preview” button to preview the report.  If you see late contributions or late expenditures that you entered for the October 25 through November 4, 2016 period then you are required to file the report.  To file the report, click “File Report” and then “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Under the “Election Type” drop-down, select “General” and then under the “Select Report” drop-down, select “Late Contributions/Expenditures Report.”  Click the “File Report” button to file the report.

Chairpersons and treasurers of noncandidate committees are also reminded of their acknowledgment and certification on the “Noncandidate Committee Electronic Filing Form” that the information on all reports electronically filed online are true, complete, and accurate.  See, Hawaii Revised Statutes §§11-321(c)(2), 11- 331(b), and 11-340(a).

Please call the Commission at (808) 586-0285 if you have any questions.

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*For noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures (Super PACs), if a late contribution greater than $5,000 in the aggregate is received from an entity other than an individual, for-profit business entity, or labor union, then the report shall include: (A) The internet address where the contributing entity’s disclosure report can be publicly accessed, if the contributing entity is subject to any state or federal disclosure reporting requirements regarding the source of the contributing entity’s funds; (B) The name, address, occupation, and employer of each funding source of more than $100 in the aggregate to that contributing entity; or (C) An acknowledgment that the contributing entity is not subject to any state of federal disclosure reporting requirements regarding the source of the contributing entity’s funds.

Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2

Aug
17
Fri
2018
State Holiday (Statehood Day)
Aug 17 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Expenditures of Public Funds Report Due By Candidates Receiving Public Funds for the 2018 Primary @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 31 all-day

For public fund expenditures made from January 1-August 11, 2018

Final Primary Report Due By Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 28-August 11, 2018

View reporting schedules for candidate committees:

Reporting Schedules

Final Primary Report Due By Noncandidate Committees @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Aug 31 all-day

Covers activity for the period July 28-August 11, 2018

View the full schedule of reporting dates for noncandidate committees:

http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2016/11/NCSchedule-2018.pdf

Sep
3
Mon
2018
State Holiday (Labor Day)
Sep 3 all-day

Campaign Spending Commission Office Closed

Sep
7
Fri
2018
Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications Period for 2018 General Election @ State of Hawaii; Campaign Spending Commission
Sep 7 – Nov 6 all-day

An electioneering communication means any advertisement that is broadcast from a cable, satellite, television, or radio broadcast station; published in any periodical or newspaper or by electronic means; or sent by mail at a bulk rate, and that:  (1) Refers to a clearly identifiable candidate; (2) Is made, or scheduled to be made, either within 30 days prior to a primary or initial special election (July 12-August 11, 2018) or within 60 days prior to a general or special election (September 7-November 6, 2018); and (3) Is not susceptible to any reasonable interpretation other than as an appeal to vote for or against a specific candidate.

Persons, which include an individual, a partnership, a candidate committee or noncandidate committee, a party, an association, a corporation, a business entity, an organization, or a labor union and its auxiliary committees, who make electioneering communications in an aggregate amount of more than $2,000 during any calendar year, are statutorily required to file a Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications (Writable/Printable PDF version or eSign version) within 24 hours of each disclosure date with the Commission.

“Disclosure date” means, for every calendar year, the first date by which a person has made expenditures during that same year of more than $2,000 in the aggregate for electioneering communications, and the date of any subsequent expenditures by that
person for electioneering communications.

For purposes of this requirement, a person shall be treated as having made an expenditure if the person has executed a contract to make the expenditure.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Commission Meeting @ Leiopapa A Kamehameha Building, Conference Room 204
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am

Posted agendas which are required at least six calendar days before a scheduled meeting can be viewed here:

http://calendar.ehawaii.gov/calendar/html/event/ag_csc/2018/1/7/?viewperiod=4&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2