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Hawaii Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment (2012)

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Dam and Reservoir Owners Assistance Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Article VII, section 12
Referred by:Hawaii Legislature
Topic:Bond issues
Status:Defeatedd

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.[1]

Election results

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
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No175,95240.3%
Yes 212,395 48.7%
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:[2]

"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?"

Support

No formal support was identified by Ballotpedia.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified by Ballotpedia.

Path to the ballot

See also: Hawaii legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

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.

HB 2594 was approved by both the Senate and the House on May 1, 2012, and was referred to the Governor of Hawaii on May 7, 2012, for placement on the ballot.[1]

Timeline

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The following is a timeline of events surrounding the measure:

Event Date Developments
Approval by legislature May 1, 2012 The house and senate approved the measure unanimously.
Approval by governor May 7, 2012 Measure signed by governor.

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