2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 1. GOVERNMENT
TITLE 2. ELECTIONS
17. Vacancies
§17-7 Board of trustees, office of Hawaiian affairs.


HI Rev Stat § 17-7 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§17-7 Board of trustees, office of Hawaiian affairs. (a) Whenever any vacancy in the membership of the board of trustees occurs, the term of which ends at the next succeeding special election held in conjunction with the general election, the vacancy shall be filled by a two-thirds vote of the remaining members of the board. If the board fails to fill the vacancy within sixty days after it occurs, the governor shall fill the vacancy within ninety days after the vacancy occurs. When island residency is required under section 13D-1, the person so appointed shall reside on the island from which the vacancy occurred, and shall serve for the duration of the unexpired term.

(b) In the case of a vacancy, the term of which does not end at the next succeeding special election held in conjunction with the general election:

(1) If it occurs not later than on the sixtieth day prior to the next succeeding special election held in conjunction with the general election, the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term at the next succeeding special election held in conjunction with the general election. The chief election officer shall issue a proclamation designating the election for filling the vacancy. All candidates for the unexpired term shall file nomination papers not later than 4:30 p.m. on the fiftieth day prior to the special election (but if such day is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday then not later than 4:30 p.m. on the first working day immediately preceding) and shall be elected in accordance with this title. Pending the election, the board or the governor shall make a temporary appointment to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed under subsection (a). When island residency is required under section 13D-1, the person so appointed shall reside on the island from which the vacancy occurred, and shall serve for the duration of the unexpired term and shall serve until the election of the person duly elected to fill such vacancy.

(2) If it occurs after the sixtieth day prior to the next succeeding special election held in conjunction with the general election, the board or the governor shall make an appointment to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed under subsection (a). When island residency is required under section 13D-1, the person so appointed shall reside on the island from which the vacancy occurred, and shall serve for the duration of the unexpired term.

(c) All appointments made by the board or the governor under this section shall be made without consideration of the appointee's party preference or nonpartisanship. [L 1979, c 196, §9; am L 1980, c 247, §4; am L 1990, c 35, §4]

Attorney General Opinions

Board required to fill vacant trustee's position created by forfeiture of office. Att. Gen. Op. 84-3.

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