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Governor’s Intent to Veto List

Interested in which bills are on the Governor’s Intent to Veto List? Go to the Legislature’s website, capitol.hawaii.gov Click on the “Reports and Lists” button in center screen Scroll down to the “Governor’s Actions” section and click on the link … Continue reading

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If There’s a Bill You’d Like to See Vetoed…

You’ve got just a few days left to ask that it gets on the Governor’s “Intent to Veto” list, which is due to the Legislature on Monday, June 26th. How to share your thoughts with the Governor? Click on this … Continue reading

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Broadcasts as We Approach First Crossover

We’re almost at First Crossover — which means successful bills must pass their Third Reading vote in their originating chamber by March 9th, in order to ‘cross over’ and be considered by the other chamber. On Tuesday, March 7th, there … Continue reading

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Handy Directories are Here!

The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “Hawaii Directory of Public Officials″ (which lists contact information for Hawaii’s legislators) is here.  And once again its publisher, the Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs (HIPA), has generously provided the Public Access Room with an ample supply for distribution to … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the 2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Regular Session opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18! The session calendar has been issued, and committees and chairs named — check out PAR’s Information Sheets page for convenient lists and handouts.  

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Want to know if a bill that passed the Legislature will become law?

If the Governor signs the bill early, you’re all set. If not, you may have to wait until after June 27th. On or before then, the Governor will provide the Legislature with a list of the bills he may veto. … Continue reading

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Large Volume of Third Reading Votes Makes for Long Session Day

The Second Crossover deadline for bills is Thursday, April 14th — to survive, a bill must pass its Third Reading (“vote”) on the floor of its non-originating chamber (the House floor for Senate bills, and the Senate floor for House bills). Some … Continue reading

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