We’ve just passed a major deadline — First Crossover. The majority of bills introduced will have failed to make it this far, and you can access a quick report that will show you the bills that have survived, their current descriptions and status. It’s a great time to scan what’s still alive to make sure you’re aware of the legislation that’s moving forward. Something that started out as a bill you weren’t interested in may have morphed into something you’ll want to testify on.
To find the report, go to the Legislature’s website (www.capitol.hawaii.gov), then click on the “Reports and Lists” icon in the center of the page. Scroll down to “Bills Passed First Crossover” — for those active this session, select “only show measures with actions taken in 2012.”
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