Special Session Tentatively Scheduled

Lawmakers are clearing their calendars for a Special Session tentatively scheduled to begin August 28th to consider additional funding for Honolulu’s rail transit project. This is subject to final confirmation and an agreement on proposed language of bill(s) to be discussed during the session. Please don’t hesitate to call or email PAR, and we’ll be happy to provide whatever information we can.

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2 Responses to Special Session Tentatively Scheduled

  1. john yamauchi says:

    In a special session, is it allowed to introduce a NEW bill, that was not even introduced in the 1st session?

    • Yes, they’ll be introducing new bills. (The ones introduced in the 2017 Regular Session carryover to the 2018 Regular Session which starts up in January.) In a special session, one or more new bills will be introduced. To be successful, they’ll go through public hearings. As always, for a bill to become law it needs to pass three votes (called “readings”) on the floor of the House and of the Senate on separate days.

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