2 state constitutional amendments to be on 2014 ballot

Hawaii State Capitol

Yesterday, July 9, 2013, the Governor vetoed 3 bills, signed 276 into law, and allowed 12 to become law without a signature.

Additionally, two bills that passed were state constitutional amendments that will be on general election ballots to be voted on by the people on November 4, 2014.

SB866 proposes an amendment to article VI, section 3, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to increase the mandatory retirement age of justices and judges from seventy to eighty years of age.

“Shall the mandatory retirement age for all state court justices and judges be increased from seventy to eighty years of age?”

SB1084 proposes an amendment to article X, section 1, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to permit public funds for private early childhood education programs that are subject to current non-discrimination provisions. Currently, public funds cannot be used for private institutions except for the proceeds of special purpose revenue bonds in specific cases.

“Shall the appropriation of public funds be permitted for the support or benefit of private early childhood education programs that shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex or ancestry, as provided by law.

Note that there may be more state constitutional amendments added to the 2014 ballot after the 2014 legislative session.

Click here to read the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

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