Former Mortgage Task Force Member Still Wants Ethics Cover

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Two weeks ago a committee in the state House of Representatives killed a bill that would have retroactively exempted task force members from a conflict-of-interest provision in state law.

As Civil Beat reported, critics said the measure was an attempt to shield one member of the now-defunct Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force from Hawaii's ethics law.

That member, financial services attorney Marvin Dang, turned up Tuesday before another House committee to ask lawmakers to reinstate key sections of the dead measure — Senate Bill 893 — into Senate Bill 66.

Dang submitted eight pages of written testimony and a draft of SB 893.

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