Mid-way through Session is a good time to take another look at the landscape of bills being considered. Some of the bills may have changed considerably from their initial drafts. What started out as a bill that didn’t cause a blip on your radar may now be of great interest to you.
It’s easy to find the list of surviving bills and scroll through their descriptions to see what’s still pending. From the Legislature’s home page (capitol.hawaii.gov), click on the “Reports and Lists” button. You’ll find yourself on the “Deadline Tracking” page. Just click on the links under “First Crossover” and see what you find. Add bills of interest to your measure tracking and hearing notification lists, so that if they continue to move forward, you’ll be in the know.
Call or email the Public Access Room if you need help (587-0478 or firstname.lastname@example.org).