Category Archives: 2014 Session

Quickly Approaching First Decking Deadline

That was fast! We’re already coming up on the deadline for bills to be out of their originating chamber’s committees! February 28 is the First Decking deadline. By this date, a bill needs to: pass through all of the committees … Continue reading

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The handy directories have arrived!

The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “Hawaii Directory of Public Officials 2014″ (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 … Continue reading

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New Bills being Introduced — Where to Find Them!

The 2014 Legislative Session is underway, and new bills are being introduced and referred to committees. Here we go! Time to start asking committee chairs to schedule bills for hearings and to offer testimony on measures already scheduled to be … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Session…

If you look at the “Current Hearings” section on the Legislature’s homepage (capitol.hawaii.gov), you may find an informational briefing that has something to do with the budget! The Senate Ways and Means Committee and the House Finance Committee started out … Continue reading

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Where’s the 2014 Calendar?

Update: The 2014 Session Calendar is here: http://lrbhawaii.org/par/fyi/2014cal.pdf . It’s that time of year! Folks are starting to call the Public Access Room looking for the 2014 Legislative Calendar. We’d provide it if we could, but it hasn’t been issued yet. The Calendar … Continue reading

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