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Free Workshops around Oahu, Dec. 4-18

The Public Access Room (PAR) is offering our legislative process workshop at numerous locations around Oahu. The workshop/presentation “Your Voice!” is about an hour in length, and covers the Legislature and how to effectively participate in the legislative process. Topics … Continue reading

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Choosing a Replacement for House District 46

As a result of being appointed to the Hawaii Labor Relations Board, Marcus R. Oshiro is no longer the Representative for House District 46. His term ended 10/24/2017. Wondering how his replacement is chosen? See Hawaii Revised Statute §17-4 (a), below. … Continue reading

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Here’s a visual, showing the fate of this year’s bills…

These are rough numbers, but give you an idea of how things went.

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Governor’s Intent to Veto List

Interested in which bills are on the Governor’s Intent to Veto List? Go to the Legislature’s website, capitol.hawaii.gov Click on the “Reports and Lists” button in center screen Scroll down to the “Governor’s Actions” section and click on the link … Continue reading

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If There’s a Bill You’d Like to See Vetoed…

You’ve got just a few days left to ask that it gets on the Governor’s “Intent to Veto” list, which is due to the Legislature on Monday, June 26th. How to share your thoughts with the Governor? Click on this … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the 2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Regular Session opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18! The session calendar has been issued, and committees and chairs named — check out PAR’s Information Sheets page for convenient lists and handouts.  

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Large Volume of Third Reading Votes Makes for Long Session Day

The Second Crossover deadline for bills is Thursday, April 14th — to survive, a bill must pass its Third Reading (“vote”) on the floor of its non-originating chamber (the House floor for Senate bills, and the Senate floor for House bills). Some … Continue reading

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