Category Archives: Resources

Resources to help citizens participate in the State legislative process

Broadcasts as We Approach First Crossover

We’re almost at First Crossover — which means successful bills must pass their Third Reading vote in their originating chamber by March 9th, in order to ‘cross over’ and be considered by the other chamber. On Tuesday, March 7th, there … Continue reading

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Handy Directories are Here!

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

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Register to vote online!

You can now register to vote online! You can also update your registration, confirm your registration address, and request to vote by mail. Just visit the Office of Elections at elections.hawaii.gov and click on “Register to Vote.” If you have questions, contact … Continue reading

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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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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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