Hawaii Administrative Rules
Title 21 - LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES
Chapter 5 - STATE ETHICS COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS, CHARGES, CONTESTED CASES, AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
Section 21-5-2.1 - Charges initiated by a member of the public
Current through June, 2022
(a) Any individual may file a charge with the commission. All charges shall contain a short and simple statement of the facts constituting the alleged violation, the name of the respondent, and the name and contact information of the individual filing the charge. The charge shall be signed by the person making the charge under oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the allegations are true and correct to the best of the person's knowledge. The executive director may investigate such charges pursuant to section 21-5-1.5.
(b) Where it appears that a document submitted to the commission is intended to be a charge, but the document does not comply with subsection (a), the commission shall notify the filer of the insufficiency. The executive director may investigate the matter in accordance with section 21-5-2 but shall not treat the document as a charge until the insufficiency is corrected.
[Eff 11/28/2020] (Auth: HRS §§ 84-31(a)(5), 91-2, 97-6(a)(5)) (Imp: HRS §§ 84-31, 91-2, 97-6)