As session unfolds, here are a few items for your attention:The new 2020 bills start their numbering with HB1598 and SB2001, since this is a carryover year. Find the new bills on the Legislature’s website (capitol.hawaii.gov) under “Reports and Lists” and then the links House Bills with Action Taken in 2020 Only and Senate Bills with Action Taken in 2020…
Read more… The 2020 Session Begins
Aloha! Session starts at 10a on Wednesday – we hope to see you after.
Come for the party, leave with some handouts!
Budget briefing schedules have been posted!
Things get into full swing next week as the money and subject matter committees hear from the Executive departments about their operations and budget requests.
Click on the “Hearings” button on the Legislature’s homepage to see what’s up, or click here: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/upcominghearingsfiltered.aspx
PAR will be closed on Tuesday, 12/31, and Wednesday, 1/1. On Thursday, we’ll be welcoming our new session staff. Stop by and say hello! Happy New Year!
The Grant-in-Aid (GIA) application for Fiscal Year 2021 has been posted! (https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/GIA/GIA.aspx) Navigate to the application and instructions by selecting the “Legislative Information” bar on the Legislature’s homepage. Deadline is January 17, 2020…
The 2020 Session calendar has been released. The 2020 Session will begin on Jan 15, and end on May 7th. If Session seems a little longer than usual, it’s because a few more recess days were added to the calendar near the end of Session.
Several dates to be mindful of in the first half of Session:
January 23rd (Bill Introduction cutoff); February 6th (Triple Referral…
Read more… 2020 Session Calendar is Out
It’s that time of year again!
The Public Access Room (PAR) will be on Hawaii Island from September 9-13, Maui from Sept 16-19, and Kauai from Sept 23-25 as part of our annual outreach to the Neighbor Islands.
We’re bringing back our “Your Voice“ presentation this year. It goes over the legislative process, but also provides information on using the legislature’s website, offering testimony, tracking legislation, and communicating with legislators.
The Governor has vetoed 18 bills — check out his statements of objection by clicking on the GM (Governor’s Message) links in this report: Vetoed Bills.
While you weren’t looking, the Legislature’s homepage has gone through a few changes…
There are 3 additional icons in the center screen – one to access hearings, another for Orders of the Day, and the last to access the broadcast schedule and archived videos. The “Keywords” search box is now labeled “Bills/Committee Reports” but has the same functionality as before. A “Session Laws” search box has been added that…
Read more… Legislature’s Website: A Few Changes
Today is the Second Decking deadline. Bills must emerge from their final Committees and be in their final forms (in their non-originating Chamber) to be considered for Second Crossover. This “decking” ensures a mandatory 48-hour opportunity for final review by members of the House and Senate before they are asked to vote on the bill’s third reading. To meet this deadline, bills must be heard and passed out of their…
Read more… Today is Second Decking