Category Archives: 2013 Session

JDL Hearing August 2nd

The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor (JDL) has posted the hearing notice for the Friday, August 2, at 12 noon hearing to consider the appointment of James H. Ashford to fill a vacancy for Judge of the District Court of the First Circuit. Details on how … Continue reading

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Senate Special Session (August 5-6) to Advise/Consent Judicial Appointment — Hearing on August 2

There will be a two-day Special Session of the Senate on August 5 and 6 to consider the appointment of James H. Ashford to fill a vacancy for Judge of the District Court of the First Circuit. A hearing that … Continue reading

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2013 Session Laws

It’s official — the deadlines have all passed. There are 288 new laws as the result of the 2013 Regular Session. That’s 10% of all of the bills introduced (2,872), which is a bit higher than the usual percentage. Visit … Continue reading

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Should the Governor Sign the Bill? Veto It? Let him know!

Monday, June 24, is the deadline for the Governor to provide the Legislature with his “intent to veto” list.  Is there a bill that you think should be on it? Or, one you think should be signed into law? Let … Continue reading

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We’re in the homestretch!

Some dates to keep in mind… April 25th: Last day to file Non-Fiscal Bills to deck for Final Reading April 26th:  Last day to file Fiscal Bills to deck for Final Reading May 2nd:  Adjournment sine die (Session pau! Come … Continue reading

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It’s Conference Time!

The legislators are meeting to come up with the final form of bills to send off to the governor. Here are a few resources to help make it easier to follow things during conference. The Public Access Room has a … Continue reading

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“Second verse, Same as the first!”

Second Decking Friday, April 5th is the Second Decking deadline. That’s the date by which a bill must be filed with the non-originating chamber’s Clerk for 3rd reading.   The Hawaii Constitution, Article III, Section 15 states in part, “No bill shall become … Continue reading

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