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|Next election =[[Hawaii lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Next election =[[Hawaii lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Last election= Appointed to fill vacancy
 
|Last election= Appointed to fill vacancy
|Other offices =[[Governor of Hawaii|Governor]]•[[Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii|Lieutenant Governor]]•[[Attorney General of Hawaii|Attorney General]]•[[Hawaii Director of Finance|Director of Finance]]•[[Hawaii Auditor|Auditor]]•[[Hawaii Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]]•[[Hawaii Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]]•[[Hawaii Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs|Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs]]•[[Hawaii Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources|Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources]]•[[Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations|Director of Labor and Industrial Relations]]•[[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii''' is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch, and the first officer in line to succeed the '''[[Governor of Hawaii]]'''.  The Lieutenant Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two, consecutive, four-year terms.
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Hawaii|Governor]]•[[Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii|Lieutenant Governor]]•[[Attorney General of Hawaii|Attorney General]]•[[Hawaii Director of Finance|Director of Finance]]•[[Hawaii Auditor|Auditor]]•[[Hawaii Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]]•[[Hawaii Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]]•[[Hawaii Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs|Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs]]•[[Hawaii Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources|Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources]]•[[Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations|Director of Labor and Industrial Relations]]•[[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii''' is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the '''[[Governor of Hawaii]]'''.  The Lieutenant Governor also acts as the Secretary of State, and thus is the chief elections officer for Hawaii. He is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive, four-year terms.<ref name=office411/>
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
 
:: ''See also: [[Lieutenant Governor#Current Lieutenant Governors|Current Lieutenant Governors]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Lieutenant Governor#Current Lieutenant Governors|Current Lieutenant Governors]]''
  
The 12th and current Lieutenant Governor is [[Shan Tsutsui]]. He has served since his appointment on December 27, 2012.<ref> [http://www.hawaiireporter.com/senate-president-shan-tsutsui-named-hawaiis-12th-lieutenant-governor/123 ''Hawaii Reporter,'' "Senate President Shan Tsutsui Named Hawaii's 12th Lieutenant Governor," December 27, 2012] </ref>
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The 12th and current Lieutenant Governor is [[Shan Tsutsui]] (D). He has served since his appointment on December 27, 2012.<ref> [http://www.hawaiireporter.com/senate-president-shan-tsutsui-named-hawaiis-12th-lieutenant-governor/123 ''Hawaii Reporter,'' "Senate President Shan Tsutsui Named Hawaii's 12th Lieutenant Governor," December 27, 2012] </ref>
  
 
The office was left vacant following [[Brian E. Schatz]]'s (D) appointment to the U.S. Senate by Gov. [[Neil Abercrombie]] (D) on December 26, 2012. Schatz replaced [[Daniel Inouye]] (D), who died earlier in the month.<ref>[http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/184808421.html ''Star Advertiser,'' "Abercrombie picks Schatz to replace Inouye in U.S. Senate," December 26, 2012]</ref>
 
The office was left vacant following [[Brian E. Schatz]]'s (D) appointment to the U.S. Senate by Gov. [[Neil Abercrombie]] (D) on December 26, 2012. Schatz replaced [[Daniel Inouye]] (D), who died earlier in the month.<ref>[http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/184808421.html ''Star Advertiser,'' "Abercrombie picks Schatz to replace Inouye in U.S. Senate," December 26, 2012]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
:: ''See also: [[Governor#Gubernatorial election cycles by state|Gubernatorial election cycles by state]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Governor#Gubernatorial election cycles by state|Gubernatorial election cycles by state]]'' and ''[[Lieutenant Governor#Election of lieutenant governors|Election of lieutenant governors]]''
:: ''See also: [[Lieutenant Governor#Election of lieutenant governors|Election of lieutenant governors]]''
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Hawaii elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. For Hawaii, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years.
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Hawaii elects lieutenant governors [[Article_V,_Hawaii_Constitution#Section_1|in the midterm elections]], that is, even years that are not presidential election years. For Hawaii, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years.
  
 
Hawaii is tied with [[Governor of Alaska|Alaska]] for having the earliest inaugural date in the nation.  Legally, the inauguration is always held at noon on the first Monday in December following an election.  Thus, December 6, 2010 and December 1, 2014 are inaugural days.
 
Hawaii is tied with [[Governor of Alaska|Alaska]] for having the earliest inaugural date in the nation.  Legally, the inauguration is always held at noon on the first Monday in December following an election.  Thus, December 6, 2010 and December 1, 2014 are inaugural days.
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===Term limits===
 
===Term limits===
The lieutenant governor is limited to 2 consecutive terms, after which a former officeholder must wait one term before running again.
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The lieutenant governor is limited to two consecutive terms, after which a former officeholder must [[Lieutenant_Governor_office_comparison#Term_Limits|wait one term before running again]].
 
===Full History===
 
===Full History===
 
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
 
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The [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]] becomes acting [[governor]] upon the absence of the governor from the state, or if the governor becomes disabled from duty. The lieutenant governor acts as the [[Hawaii Secretary of State]], in which capacity he is the chief elections officer.
 
  
He has such other responsibilities and duties as the [[Governor of Hawaii|governor]] shall assign.
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The duties of the lieutenant governor are established by the [[Hawaii Constitution]] and elaborated in statute. [[Article V, Hawaii Constitution#Section 4|Article V, Section 4]] provides that the [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]] becomes acting [[governor]] upon the absence of the governor from the state, or if the governor becomes disabled from duty. The article further states the lieutenant governor "has such other responsibilities and duties as the [[Governor of Hawaii|governor]] shall assign."
  
[[File:Hawaii exec org chart.png|200px|right|thumb|Hawaii state government organizational chart]]
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The Hawaii Revised Statutes address the lieutenant governor's dual role as the [[Hawaii Secretary of State]], in which capacity he is the chief elections officer. In addition to managing state elections, he must provide authentication services for documents used by state residents overseas, such as birth and marriage certificates, and oversee "recordation of all legislative and gubernatorial acts."<ref name=office411>[http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol01_Ch0001-0042F/HRS0026/HRS_0026-0001.htm ''Hawaii Revised Statutes: Part 1,'' "§26-1  Office of the lieutenant governor," accessed January 22, 2014]</ref>
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==Divisions==
 
==Divisions==
 
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==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
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:: ''See also: [[Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries]]''
  
At one point, the [[Hawaii Constitution]] dealt directly with the compensation of both the governor and the lieutenant governor. However, Article V, Section 3 was repealed by HB 1917 (2006) and the election held Nov 7, 2006.
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Since December 2006, the compensation of both the governor and the lieutenant governor is set in statute.<ref>[http://legiscan.com/HI/text/SB259/id/693214 ''Legistorm,'' "Hawaii Revised Statutes: §26-51," accessed January 22, 2014]</ref> Previously, their salaries had been fixed under [[Article_V,_Hawaii_Constitution#Section_3|Article V, Section 3]] of the [[Hawaii Constitution]]. That section was repealed following the passage and subsequent voter-approval of HB 1917 (2006) in the general election on November 7, 2006.<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/lrb/con/conart5.html ''Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau,'' "The Constitution of the State of Hawaii: Article 5," accessed January 22, 2014]</ref>{{SEO unique news update|Month=January 2014|Reason=Pending SB aiming to change law again}}
  
In 2010, the lieutenant governor of Hawaii was paid a salary of [Compensation of state executive officers|Salaries of constitutional state executive officers|$114,420], the 14th highest gubernatorial salary in America.
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In 2013, the lieutenant governor was paid a salary of [[Compensation of state executive officers|Salaries of constitutional state executive officers|$114,420]], the [[Lieutenant Governor office comparison#Salary|15th highest]] lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.<ref> [http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "2010 Book of the States - Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries," accessed October 24, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Historical officeholders==
 
==Historical officeholders==

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Hawaii Lieutenant Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $1,268,568
Term limits:  2 consecutive terms
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Article V, the Executive Department
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Shan Tsutsui.jpg
Name:  Shan Tsutsui
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  December 27, 2012
Compensation:  $114,420
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  Appointed to fill vacancy
Other Hawaii Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralDirector of FinanceAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerDirector of Commerce and Consumer AffairsChairperson of Land and Natural ResourcesDirector of Labor and Industrial RelationsPublic Utilities Commission
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Hawaii. The Lieutenant Governor also acts as the Secretary of State, and thus is the chief elections officer for Hawaii. He is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive, four-year terms.[1]

Current officeholder

See also: Current Lieutenant Governors

The 12th and current Lieutenant Governor is Shan Tsutsui (D). He has served since his appointment on December 27, 2012.[2]

The office was left vacant following Brian E. Schatz's (D) appointment to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) on December 26, 2012. Schatz replaced Daniel Inouye (D), who died earlier in the month.[3]

Authority

The state constitution establishes the office of the governor in Article V, the Executive Department.

Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section II'

There shall be a lieutenant governor who shall have the same qualifications as the governor...

Qualifications

Per Article V, Section 2 of the Hawaii Constitution (quoted above), the lieutenant governor must have the same qualifications as the governor. Thus, a lieutenant governor is:

  • required to be at least 30 years old,
  • required to have been a resident of Hawaii for five consecutive years previous to election,
  • barred from other professions or paid positions during the term.

Elections

See also: Gubernatorial election cycles by state and Election of lieutenant governors

Hawaii elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. For Hawaii, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years.

Hawaii is tied with Alaska for having the earliest inaugural date in the nation. Legally, the inauguration is always held at noon on the first Monday in December following an election. Thus, December 6, 2010 and December 1, 2014 are inaugural days.

Hawaii is one of only three states, the others being New Jersey and Tennessee, where the Governor/Lieutenant Governor ticket is the only statewide elected office.

Term limits

The lieutenant governor is limited to two consecutive terms, after which a former officeholder must wait one term before running again.

Full History


Vacancies

If the office of lieutenant governor becomes vacant, the president of the Hawaii Senate accedes to the office. If he is unable to do so, the speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives is next in line. After the speaker, the line of succession is as follows: attorney general, director of finance, comptroller, director of taxation, and the director of human resources development.[4]

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Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 4

...When the office of lieutenant governor is vacant, or in the event of the absence of the lieutenant governor from the State, or the lieutenant governor's inability to exercise and discharge the powers and duties of the lieutenant governor's office, such powers and duties shall devolve upon such officers in such order of succession as may be provided by law.

In the event of the impeachment of the governor or of the lieutenant governor, the governor or the lieutenant governor shall not exercise the powers of the applicable office until acquitted.

Hawaii Revised Statutes, 26-2

When the office of lieutenant governor is vacant by reason of the lieutenant governor's becoming governor, or the lieutenant governor's failure to qualify, or the lieutenant governor's removal from office, death, resignation, or otherwise, the powers and duties of the office of lieutenant governor shall devolve upon the president of the senate; or, if there is none or upon the president's failure to resign promptly from all legislative offices held by the president, then upon the speaker of the house of representatives; or if there is none or upon the speaker's failure to resign promptly from all legislative offices held by the speaker, then upon the attorney general, the director of finance, the comptroller, the director of taxation, and the director of human resources development in the order named; provided that any officer upon whom the powers and duties of the office of lieutenant governor devolve may decline the powers and duties without the officer's resignation from the office by virtue of the holding of which the officer qualifies to act as lieutenant governor, in which event the powers and duties will devolve upon the next officer listed in the order of succession.

Duties

Hawaii

The duties of the lieutenant governor are established by the Hawaii Constitution and elaborated in statute. Article V, Section 4 provides that the lieutenant governor becomes acting governor upon the absence of the governor from the state, or if the governor becomes disabled from duty. The article further states the lieutenant governor "has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign."

The Hawaii Revised Statutes address the lieutenant governor's dual role as the Hawaii Secretary of State, in which capacity he is the chief elections officer. In addition to managing state elections, he must provide authentication services for documents used by state residents overseas, such as birth and marriage certificates, and oversee "recordation of all legislative and gubernatorial acts."[1]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Hawaii state government organizational chart as of June 30, 2012.

Divisions

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State budget

The Office of Lieutenant Governor's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $1,268,568. Fiscal year 2014-2015 will be $918,568.[5]

Compensation

See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries

Since December 2006, the compensation of both the governor and the lieutenant governor is set in statute.[6] Previously, their salaries had been fixed under Article V, Section 3 of the Hawaii Constitution. That section was repealed following the passage and subsequent voter-approval of HB 1917 (2006) in the general election on November 7, 2006.[7]

2013

See also: Lieutenant Governor office comparison

In 2013, the lieutenant governor was paid a salary of Salaries of constitutional state executive officers|$114,420, the 15th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.[8]

Historical officeholders

There have been twelve Lieutenant Governors in Hawaii since 1959.[9]

Recent news

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Contact information

Constituent Services
State Capitol, Room 415
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Telephone: (808) 586-0221 or (808) 586-0222
Fax: (808) 586-0019
email: gov.information@hawaii.gov

Lieutenant Governor's Office
Telephone: 808 586-0255
Fax: 808 586-0231
email: ltgov@hawaii.gov

See also

External links

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