Seventy percent of Hawaii House representatives filed their public financial disclosures after the legislative session ended May 5.

The annual disclosures can be used to monitor lawmaker’s financial ties and identify possible conflicts of interest. A result of a loophole in the law, politicians aren’t required to file the documents until May 31, well after the Legislature closes shop.

As of June 2, the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which monitors the disclosures, had received reports from all 51 House representatives, which are posted online. Thirty-six of the 51 filed between May 5 and June 1.

This year, legislators and other state employees were required to fill out a short form disclosure, as opposed to the long form. The short form is used every other year and gives the option to check off a box indicating there have been no financial changes since the long form was filed. If there have been changes, politicians must report them.

About half of the House reps reported changes from their 2010 long form disclosures. The table below shows when lawmakers filed their 2011 disclosures, and who indicated a change from 2010.

Representative 2011 Disclosure Filing Date Changes From 2010 Disclosure
Henry James C. Aquino May 23 Yes
Karen L. Awana May 27 No
Della A. Belatti January 31 No
Thomas M. Brower May 27 No
Rida T.R. Cabanilla May 23 Yes
Diana M. Carroll June 1 No
Jerry L. Chang May 19 Yes
Corinne W.L. Ching February 23 No
Dwight P. Chong May 31 No
Isaac W. Choy May 27 Yes
George D. Coffman May 13 Yes
Ty J. Cullen April 27 Yes
Cynthia F. Evans April 28 Yes
George R. Fontaine May 31 Yes
Faye P. Hanohano-Kaawaloa May 31 No
Sharon E. Har March 4 No
Mark J. Hashem May 27 No
Robert N. Herkes May 25 No
Linda E. Ichiyama February 23 Yes
Kenneth T. Ito February 15 No
Aaron L. Johanson May 31 Yes
Georgette “Jo” Jordan March 24 N/A*
Derek S.K. Kawakami April 15 N/A*
Gilbert S. Keith-Agaran February 15 Yes
Chris K. Lee June 1 No
Marilyn B. Lee February 18 Yes
Sylvia J. Luke February 14 Yes
Joey Manahan May 27 No
Barbara C. Marumoto April 20 No
Angus L.K. McKelvey May 27 Yes
John M. Mizuno May 17 No
Daynette S.P. Morikawa May 20 Yes
Mark M. Nakashima May 25 Yes
Scott Y. Nishimoto May 26 No
Blake K. Oshiro May 27 Yes
Marcus R. Oshiro May 27 Yes
Kymberly N. Pine May 20 N/A**
Karl A. Rhoads May 9 Yes
Gilbert R. Riviere May 31 No
Scott K. Saiki February 17 No
Calvin K.Y. Say May 11 N/A**
Joseph M. Souki May 31 No
K. Mark Takai May 24 Yes
Roy M. Takumi May 31 No
Cynthia H. Thielen February 22 Yes
James K. Tokioka June 1 Yes
Clifton K. Tsuji May 27 Yes
Gene R. Ward May 23 Yes
Jessica E. Wooley May 25 No
Ryan I. Yamane May 9 Yes
Kyle T. Yamashita May 17 Yes

( * Filed their first disclosure.)
( ** Say and Pine filed a long form disclosure.)

The findings are in line with previous Civil Beat reporting. In January, Civil Beat found that only 13 House representatives filed their 2010 disclosures during last year’s legislative session.

Additionally, Civil Beat reported in April that only one in five House reps claimed to own stock in excess of $5,000 on their disclosures. The finding was surprising, given that a majority of Americans own stock. The latest disclosures show there has been no increase in the number of House reps reporting stock ownership. The number is still at one in five.

The same goes for lawmakers disclosing dependents with stocks or mutual funds. No Hawaii representatives reported dependents with stocks or mutual funds in 2010 or 2011.

Changes to the 2011 disclosures from 2010 primarily include items like adjustments to rental income, new boards sat on, additional or less debt, or children no longer being claimed as dependents.