The Bureau’s series of guides are intended to provide a convenient and comprehensive reference for legislators, legislative staff and the public of the basic information relating to the legislative process.

Hawaii Administrative Rules Drafting Manual

This Manual is designed as a guide for individuals engaged in formulating, drafting, and processing administrative rules. It contains the Hawaii Administrative Rules format mandated by section 91-4.2, HRS, and presents background to administrative rulemaking and the establishment of the Hawaii Administrative Rules format. The Manual was last published in 2016.


Hawaii Legislative Drafting Manual (Tenth Edition)

An authoritative guide to bill drafting style as used in the Hawaii Legislature. The Manual covers statutory and constitutional drafting, common drafting problems, Ramseyer format, amending session laws, appropriations, resolutions and certificates, and committee reports. Numerous examples are provided throughout; includes an index. The Manual was last published in 2012.


Guide to Government in Hawaii (Fourteenth Edition)

A periodic companion volume to the Directory of State, County and Federal Officials

This Guide describes state and county departments and their organization and the agencies of the federal government having offices in Hawaii. Organizational charts of the state government, state departments, and the counties are also included. The Guide was last published in 2013.