What’s Still Alive?

The First Lateral deadline for bills (February 19th) has come and gone — bills are still alive if they’ve managed to get into the last committee they were referred to in their originating chamber. The Legislature’s website has a convenient list of the bills that have survived First Lateral.

To navigate to the list:

What’s next? For bills to survive, they need to make it out of their last committee and be scheduled for 3rd reading by the First Decking deadline on March 4th. That 3rd reading has to take place in time to make the First Crossover deadline on March 10th. Then surviving bills will cross to the other chamber, and away we go with those committee referrals.

Need help understanding the process? Contact the Public Access Room at 587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii.gov.

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