Category Archives: 2014 Session

Governor’s Intent-to-Veto List

The Governor has provided a list of the bills he may veto. To find the list, and easy links to the bills and their status sheets: Go to the Legislature’s website (capitol.hawaii.gov); Click on the “Reports and Lists” button; Scroll … Continue reading

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An Index to the Bills that Passed the 2014 Legislature

The Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) has published its handy report, “Supplemental Information relating to Bills Passed by the Hawaii State Legislature, Regular Session of 2014.” While the title’s a mouthful, the report itself is concise, and offers timely and  useful information. … Continue reading

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Session’s Pau! (What now?)

The 2014 Legislative Session came to a close on May 1st, but the process continues! If a bill you were interested in passed the legislature, you may want to let the Governor know if you think he should sign or veto … Continue reading

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In Conference

We’ve moved into the conference process — and it can be a bit of a challenge trying to follow all of the action! Take a look at the March 2014 PAR Newsletter (http://lrbhawaii.org/par/pub/nl0314.pdf) for an overview of the process, the deadlines, and some helpful resources. … Continue reading

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Third Reading / Second Crossover

Hear ye! Hear ye!   On Tuesday, April 8th, we’ll see plenty of speeches on the floor of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Numerous bills will be debated prior to undergoing their Third Reading votes. To survive, a bill must pass … Continue reading

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The Budget Worksheets are Posted

The budget worksheets are posted! Go to the “Legislative Information” page — you’ll find the link on the upper right-hand side of the Legislature’s website, capitol.hawaii.gov — and select “Budget Worksheets.” The HB1700 HD1 worksheets highlight the differences between the initial version … Continue reading

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Time to Take a Fresh Look!

Mid-way through Session is a good time to take another look at the landscape of bills being considered. Some of the bills may have changed considerably from their initial drafts. What started out as a bill that didn’t cause a … Continue reading

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