A number of judicial nominees are up for consideration by the Senate! Find the 10/1/2020 hearing notice put out by the Judiciary Committee by heading to the Senate’s First Special Session page: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/splsession.aspx?year=2020a
The advise and consent power vested in the Senate is one of the ways it differs from the House of Representatives. Interested in how the appointment of justices and judges works in Hawaii? You’ll find the…
Read more… Judges: Advise and Consent
We can finally wrap up the 2020 Regular Session! Find the bills the governor signed, vetoed, and the three still “pending” that became law without his signature (HB361, HB2744, SB2486). Just go to the Reports and Lists page on the Legislature’s website and scroll down to the bottom section. You’ll find the lists (acts, vetoes, pending) there.
The governor has a deadline coming up! Tuesday, September 15th, is the deadline for him to decide which of the bills in his possession he should sign, let become law, or veto. (For any bill enacted, the date that it goes into effect as law can be found in its last section.) Have an opinion? Contact the governor! (808) 586-0034 or use the Contact page on his website (governor.hawaii.gov)
The legislature’s lawmaking work for the 2020 regular legislative session is complete but the process isn’t over. The ball is now in the governor’s court, and he has to take action by specific deadlines. If you want to know what those deadlines are, we’ve got you covered. Our handy guide is available on the “Current Legislature” page of the website: https://lrb.hawaii.gov/par/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/06/2020-Governor-deadlines-AMENDED.pdf
As always, please feel free…
Read more… Governor’s Timeline
Trying to stay up on what’s happening at the Legislature? Watch!
Links to livestreams appear in the Broadcast Calendar… https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/broadcasts.aspx
The Legislature is posed to reconvene next week. Here’s the session calendar for the last segment of the 2020 Regular Session.
House and Senate leadership have announced that they will reconvene the 2020 session on June 22 to take up a limited number of bills, including budget matters and COVID-19-related legislation. They are also expected to consider police reform measures. The session is anticipated to last approximately 3 weeks with July 10th being the target date for adjournment sine die.The State Capitol will continue to be closed to the general public…
Read more… The Legislature will reconvene the 2020 session on June 22
The Hawaii State Legislature has recessed, following two weeks of work on budgetary measures and nominations. They are expected to resume session sometime mid-June and will spend the next few weeks determining what to address.
The Legislature reconvened today, Monday, May 11th, but is focused exclusively on addressing budgetary items and Governor’s Messages (advise and consent measures being taken up by the Senate). All of the daily floor sessions as well as the hearings will be broadcast and live-streamed, and written testimony is being accepted as noted on the hearing notices. The session is expected to continue for between 6 and 10 session days. The…
Read more… Session Resumes
The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness meets this morning 4/6 at 10a… you can watch on Olelo Channel 49. Visit the Committee page for documents, reports, and videos from their previous meetings. Here’s their page: link.