The Directories Have Arrived!

The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “2018 Hawaii Directory of Public Officials″ booklets — which includes contact information for Hawaii’s legislators — are here!

The directories’ long-time publisher, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA), has handed over publishing duties to a new sponsor, Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP). They’ve generously provided the Public Access Room with an ample supply of the directories for distribution — so come get yours!

Stop by the Public Access Room (Hawaii State Capitol, Room 401) and pick up a directory — and feel free to take a few to distribute to your family, neighbors, and colleagues.

 

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New Video: How to Submit Testimony Online

There’s a new “submit testimony” form on the Legislature’s website, and we’ve created a short video to guide you through it!

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Bills, Bills, Bills!

The bills are in the hopper! Yesterday was the deadline to introduce bills, so you’re now able to review all the Senate and House bills — just click on the “Reports and Lists” button on the Legislature’s homepage (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov) and you’ll find links to the reports. Scroll down until you get to the new bills — 2018 bill numbers start with HB1602 and SB2001.

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Legislative Broadcasts

The Legislature’s website is always improving! There’s now a “Broadcasts” page (https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/broadcasts.aspx) where you can find the upcoming schedule, and easy links to past events. (Navigate to it by clicking on the “Broadcasts” link under the Capitol photo on the right side of the http://capitol.hawaii.govhomepage.)

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Come Join Us For Our Opening Day Potluck!

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2018 Session Calendar Published

It’s beginning to look a lot like Session… The 2018 Legislative Session Calendar has been published! Find it here: http://lrbhawaii.org/par/fyi/calendar18.pdf

For help with the deadlines, be sure to take a look at our handout, “Which Deadlines Apply to Your Bill?” It should come in handy as Session unfolds.

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Free Workshops around Oahu, Dec. 4-18

The Public Access Room (PAR) is offering our legislative process workshop at numerous locations around Oahu.

The workshop/presentation “Your Voice!” is about an hour in length, and covers the Legislature and how to effectively participate in the legislative process. Topics covered by the workshop include:

  • Tips and techniques on effective lobbying, testimony, and communicating with Senators and Representatives
  • Understanding the legislative process, deadlines, and power dynamics
  • Easy to use tools available on the Legislature’s website
  • Helpful handouts, guides, and resources

The flexible nature of the workshop provides a useful start for newcomers, as well as new information and inspiration for veterans of the legislative process.

Wahiawa

Mon, Dec 4, Wahiawa District Park

Arts and Crafts Room

1139-A Kilani Avenue

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Waialua

Tue, Dec 5, Waialua Elementary School

Cafeteria

67-020 Waialua Beach Road

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Kaneohe

Wed, Dec 6, Windward Community College

Hale Kuhina 106

45-720 Kea’ahala Road

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Waimanalo

Thu, Dec 7, Waimanalo Public Library

Meeting Room

41-1320 Kalanianaole Highway

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Kapolei

Tue, Dec 12, Kapolei High School

Teacher’s Lounge (by cafeteria)

91-5007 Kapolei Parkway

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Downtown Honolulu

Thu, Dec 14, State Capitol

Conference Room 329

415 S. Beretania Street

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Waianae

Sat, Dec 16, Waianae Public Library

Community Room

85-625 Farrington Highway

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Hawaii Kai

Mon, Dec 18, Hawaii Kai Library

Meeting Room

249 Lunalilo Home Road

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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