Hawaii state capitol, honolulu

Super PAC transparency bill passes after all

Hawaii Independent Staff
The bill has been “recommitted” to conference committee, meaning that it’s likely dead. The bill passed on the final day of the legislative session.

Sarah Zoellick reports for the Star-Advertiser:

After discussing a slew of election-related bills this session, lawmakers agreed on a bill that will require political action committees to disclose in all advertisements the names of the top three donors that contributed to the message.

According to the state Campaign Spending Commission, 16 super PACs spent $4.8 million on state and county elections last year — most of which was aimed at the Hono­lulu mayor’s race, which pitted pro-rail candidate Mayor Kirk Caldwell against anti-rail candidate former Gov. Ben Caye­tano.

Our only question is – why just the top three?