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House Floor Speech on House Bill 680 Relating to Ethics

Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu
Floor Speech
House Bill 680, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, C.D. 1
Relating to Ethics
Monday, May 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support.

I introduced this bill because it is extremely important for the top officials of our state government to have mandatory ethics training in order to understand our ethics and lobbying laws. Traditionally, newly elected legislators attend an ethics course. This bill would go further by requiring mandatory ethics training for legislators, elected members of the board of education, the governor, the lieutenant governor, executive department heads and deputies, and trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs. Thank you.

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