ARTICLE III


THE LEGISLATURE


LEGISLATIVE POWER


Section 1.  The legislative power of the State shall be vested in a legislature, which shall consist of two houses, a senate and a house of representatives.  Such power shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with this constitution or the Constitution of the United States.


Attorney General Opinions


  Referendum not authorized, but local option law permissible. Advisory referendum also permissible.  Att. Gen. Op. 63-11.

  A legislature though elected under an improper apportionment scheme, is empowered to reapportion itself without constitutional amendment.  Att. Gen. Op. 64-33.

  Utilization of single-member districts, multi-member districts or combination thereof held proper so long as equality of representation is attained.  Att. Gen. Op. 64-36.


Case Notes


  Question of delegation of state power to federal agency discussed.  44 H. 651, 361 P.2d 390.

  Question of unconstitutional delegation of legislative power considered.  49 H. 651, 426 P.2d 626.

  Penal sanctions, effect on requirement of legislative standards for administrative agencies in adoption of regulations.  49 H. 651, 657-58, 426 P.2d 626.

  Legislature has power to establish the subject matter jurisdiction of state court system.  63 H. 55, 621 P.2d 346.


Hawaii Legal Reporter Citations


  Unconstitutional delegation of authority.  78-2 HLR 78-781.









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