PAR will be on Hawaii Island, October 29-November 1st!

Our Neighbor Island Outreach starts today on Maui! We’ll be on Maui this week (Oct 15-18), on Kaua’i next week (Oct. 23-25), and on Hawai’i Island two weeks from today (Oct 29-Nov 1).  We’re bringing two new presentations with us this year. Hope to see you at one of our events: http://lrbhawaii.org/par/workshp.html 

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PAR will be on Kauai, October 23rd – 25th!

Beginners and advanced workshops.

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Maui workshops

With session just over 3 months away, PAR is starting its outreach workshops. Know someone on Maui who wants to know more about adding their voice to the State legislative process? Let them know we’ll be there October 15-18.

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Get Ready to Vote!

It’s easy to register to vote online: https://olvr.hawaii.gov/!

Already registered? Check out the “Find My Polling Place” feature and view your sample ballot — you’ll be all set to go when Tuesday, November 6 rolls around!

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Ahead of the November 6th Election…

Want some background on amending the Constitution and convening a Constitutional Convention? PAR has produced a September newsletter that we hope you’ll find useful!
 
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General Election Races

We’ve updated our overview of the upcoming races for the current legislative office holders. A “yes” means there’s a race! “Unopposed” means there is no General Election race. The winners of the primary in Senate District 24, and House Districts 11, 23, 48, and 49 will begin their terms on November 7th.
If you’re interested in taking a look at our elections laws, you can find them in Chapter 11 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol01_Ch0001-0042F/HRS0011/HRS_0011-.htm (Just navigate using the “next” and “previous” links at the bottom of the webpages.)
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2018 Regular Session – Statistics

The Governor’s deadline for taking action on bills has passed. If you’re looking for a statistical wrap up of the 2018 Regular Session, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a breakdown:

There were 2,260 bills introduced this year. 229 were passed by the Legislature. The Governor signed 212 of those bills into law, allowed 8 to become law without his signature, and vetoed 8. The remaining bill, SB 2922 HD1, is a proposed Constitutional Amendment (ConAm). The Governor does not take action on ConAms; they are put on the General Election Ballot and voted on by the people.

Here are some links:

Bills passed by the Legislature this Session (which includes 18 carryover bills from last session)

Bills signed by the Governor (which includes 17 carryover bills from last session)

Bills that became law without the Governor’s signature

Bills that were vetoed (which includes 1 carryover bill from last session)

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

All 2018 Acts

 

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