It comes at a time when both roles will play a crucial part in the state’s financial planning.
The bill now goes to Gov. David Ige who can approve it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.
Dozens of bills met the Thursday deadline to pass before the 2020 session ends next week.
Gov. David Ige says a Senate committee’s potential rejection of his appointee is “irresponsible and shameful.”
House Bill 361 now goes to Gov. David Ige for approval or veto.
A bill advancing at the Hawaii Legislature would prohibit outside corporations and others from contributing to local races.
Lawmakers also passed a new spending plan for the coming year. The bills now go to Gov. David Ige for his consideration.
House Bill 285 will now go to the full House and Senate for a final vote.
Lawmakers will reconvene amid a budget crisis, pandemic and civil unrest not seen in years, all on the cusp of the primary election.