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Hawaii House won't take up residency challenge

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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii House Speaker Joseph Souki says the Legislature will not immediately resolve claims about the residency of Rep. Calvin Say.

Say had been challenged in court by six Palolo voters who claim his main residence is outside the district. Say has represented the Palolo district for more than three decades.

Circuit Court Judge Karen Nakasone had dismissed the lawsuit saying the courts can't rule on whether a representative meets the residency requirements. She says that has to be handled by the House.

Plaintiff's attorney Lance Collins asked Souki to investigate whether Say meets the residency requirements.

But Souki says the Legislature is not currently meeting, and the House can't unilaterally call itself into session. He also says the terms of all House members end in less than a month.

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