Hawaii Criminal Charges Procedure Amendment, Question 4 (2004)

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Hawaii Amendment 4, also known as the Initiation of Criminal Charges Act was on the November 2, 2004 election ballot in Hawaii as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Hawaii Amendment 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 241,658 56%
No129,10329.9%

Note: Blank votes: 60,336 (14%}

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall Hawaii's constitutional provision regarding the initiation of criminal charges be amended to permit criminal charges for felonies to be initiated by a legal prosecuting officer through the filing of a signed, written information setting forth the charge in accordance with procedures and conditions to be provided by the state legislature?

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