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Ways and Means Committee, Hawaii State Senate

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The Committee on Ways and Means is a standing committee of the Hawaii State Senate.

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Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Hawaii State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Function

The purview of this committee includes those programs relating to overall state financing policies, including revenue enhancement, taxation, other revenues, and cash and debt management; statewide implementation of planning, programming, budgeting and evaluation; and government structure and finance.[4][5]

Committee members

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Ways and Means Members, 2015
Democratic members (10)Republican members (1)
Jill Tokuda, ChairSamuel Slom
Ronald Kouchi, Vice-chair
Suzanne Chun Oakland
Donovan Dela Cruz
Jamie Kalani English
Brickwood Galuteria
Breene Harimoto
Lorraine Inouye
Gil Riviere
Russell Ruderman

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2009 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 3-7)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 22-1)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 21-15)
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.