Hawaii Question 1
was on the November 3, 1998
election ballot in Hawaii
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated
with 33.6% of voters in favor.
The Hawaii Office of Elections reports the following results:
| Question 1|
|Yes|| 138,672|| 33.6%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
The proposed amendment would change the appointment of a tax review commission from every five years to every ten years. The problem expressed by the Legislature has been the lack of time to adequately assess and implement, if appropriate, the recommendations of the commission. Under the proposed amendment, if the tax review commission is appointed every ten years, then the Legislature will have more time between appointments to consider tax review commission recommendations.