Category Archives: 2018 Session

2018 Regular Session – Statistics

The Governor’s deadline for taking action on bills has passed. If you’re looking for a statistical wrap up of the 2018 Regular Session, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a breakdown: There were 2,260 bills introduced this year. 229 were passed … Continue reading

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Keep your eye out for the list of bills the Governor may veto!

It should be posted in the next few days — the Governor has until Monday, June 25th (that’s 35 days after adjournment sine die, not counting weekends or holidays) to provide the Legislature with his intent-to-veto list. A bill ON … Continue reading

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Wrapping things up!

Today is the last day for conference committees to find agreement on any bill that did not have a Finance (FIN) or Ways and Means (WAM) referral. The deadline for negotiations to wrap up is 6:00 p.m. (Bills with money … Continue reading

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Conference Time!

We’re getting ready to move into conference! It’s when the legislators negotiate to determine which, if any, version of the bill will emerge. The rules have been posted. Interested in learning more? Come join us for a conference workshop on … Continue reading

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The Directories Have Arrived!

The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “2018 Hawaii Directory of Public Officials″ booklets — which includes contact information for Hawaii’s legislators — are here! The directories’ long-time publisher, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA), has handed over publishing duties to a new sponsor, Pacific … Continue reading

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Bills, Bills, Bills!

The bills are in the hopper! Yesterday was the deadline to introduce bills, so you’re now able to review all the Senate and House bills — just click on the “Reports and Lists” button on the Legislature’s homepage (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov) and … Continue reading

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Come Join Us For Our Opening Day Potluck!

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