Hawaii Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment (2012)
|Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment|
|Constitution:||Article VII, section 12|
|Referred by:||Hawaii Legislature|
The Hawaii Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment, also known as HB 2594, was on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Hawaii as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized the state to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners to make their facilities compliant with current safety standards.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
Although the measure had more "yes" votes, Hawaii law requires more that the majority constitutes at least 50% of the total vote cast at the election votes for a measure to be approved.
|Hawaii Dam and Reservoir Amendment|
- These results are from the Hawaii Secretary of State with 250 of 250 precincts reporting.
Text of measure
The official ballot text read as follows:
"Shall the State be authorized to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners to make their facilities compliant with current safety standards?"
No formal support was identified by Ballotpedia.
No formal opposition was identified by Ballotpedia.
Path to the ballot
In Hawaii, the state legislature is required to approve a proposed amendment by a supermajority vote of 2/3rds but the same amendment can also qualify for the ballot if successive sessions of the Hawaii State Legislature approved it by a simple majority.
The following is a timeline of events surrounding the measure:
|Approval by legislature||May 1, 2012||The house and senate approved the measure unanimously.|
|Approval by governor||May 7, 2012||Measure signed by governor.|