Category Archives: 2011 Session

LRB’s Latest Report is a Great Resource

Check out the Legislative Reference Bureau’s (LRB’s) Supplemental Information Relating to Bills Passed (available on the LRB’s website at http://hawaii.gov/lrb/reports/bill.html). This LRB report is helpful in tracking the measures that have been sent to the Governor. It includes a subject … Continue reading

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Legislative Statistics for Regular Session of 2011

The 2011 Regular Session is pau — adjournment sine die was on May 5, 2011. Of the 3,224 bills introduced, a total of 252 bills passed out of the Legislature and were sent on to the Governor.  The following table … Continue reading

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Conference Procedures

The Conference Procedures have been agreed upon, and they’re conveniently located on the Legislature’s home page.  Take a look here! While both the House and Senate rules discuss conference committees to some extent (from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov, go to “House” or “Senate” … Continue reading

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Time to take another look — First Crossover!

Today’s the First Crossover deadline, and it’s a great time to take a look at what’s still alive. Only about 20% of the bills introduced make it this far, and some of them have changed considerably since their initial drafts. … Continue reading

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They’re in!

The booklets have arrived! The incredibly handy “Hawaii Directory of Elected Officials 2011” 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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Cheap Crackers and Rich Conversation!

Please come to our Opening Day Potluck!  At the conclusion of Senate and House floor ceremonies (which start at 10:00 a.m.), come join us in the Public Access Room — your office — for modest pupus, good information, and our … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the 2011 Session!

Yes, we’re still waiting on the 2011 Session Timetable. And, yes, we’re still waiting for the word on House leadership. And, well, yes, there is a House and a Senate seat that still need to be filled. But one way … Continue reading

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