MINIMUM REPRESENTATION FOR BASIC ISLAND UNITS


Section 5.  The representation of any basic island unit initially allocated less than a minimum of two senators and three representatives shall be augmented by allocating thereto the number of senators or representatives necessary to attain such minimums which number, notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 2 and 3 of Article III shall be added to the membership of the appropriate body until the next reapportionment.  The senators or representatives of any basic island unit so augmented shall exercise a fractional vote wherein the numerator is the number initially allocated and the denominator is the minimum above specified. [Am Const Con 1968 and election Nov 5, 1968; ren Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Note


  A proposal of the 1978 Constitutional Convention deleting this provision from the Constitution was not validly ratified. Kahalekai v. Doi, 60 H. 324 (1979).  In view of the holding, the revisor has restored this provision (formerly a part of section 4 of the old Article III), with a necessary change in reference, and renumbered it as section 5 under the authority of Resolution No. 29 of the 1978 Constitutional Convention.










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