Category Archives: 2015 Session

Adjournment sine die! (Session pau for now!)

The 2015 Regular Session ended Thursday, May 7th. A total of 252 bills passed the Legislature this session! All but one (SB143, a proposed Constitutional Amendment that will appear on the 2016 ballot) have gone off to the Governor for possible enactment. Find … Continue reading

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Moving into conference…

So the bill you’re interested in has survived both the House and the Senate… only trouble is, they’ve each passed different versions of the bill! What next? Your bill is most likely destined for conference committee — where assigned Representatives and Senators … Continue reading

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Almost at First Crossover!

The deadline for all House Bills to successfully pass through all of the committees that they were referred to and pass three readings on the House floor is Thursday, March 12th. It’s the same deadline for all Senate Bills to … Continue reading

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Handy Pocket Directories are Here!

The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “Hawaii Directory of Public Officials 2015″ (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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2015 Session has Started! Where are the Bills?

From January 21st through January 29th, we’ll see thousands of bills introduced…  Here’s how to find them… On The Hawaii State Legislature’s website (www.capitol.hawaii.gov), click on the “Reports and Lists” icon that appears near center screen.   You’ll be interested … Continue reading

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