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.
The Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 will meet tomorrow 4/3 at 11a… you can watch it on Olelo Channel 49, or visit the Committee page for video links, documents, and reports on their previous meetings. Here’s their page: Senate Special Committee on COVID-19
Given the decision to recess the 2020 Regular Session due to COVID-19 and the need to take measures to achieve social distancing, the Public Access Room is closed to walk-in users indefinitely.
PAR staff is working and remains available during normal business hours to assist you via telephone at (808) 587-0478, or by email at [email protected] You may also find helpful information on our website.
The LRB and PAR…
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Yesterday was First Crossover. It was the last day for bills in their originating chamber to move to the opposite chamber for further consideration. In order to make this deadline, bills had to move past every committee they were referred to and survive 3-floor votes. Bills that are still left in their originating chamber at this point are dead. See our video below to quickly identify the bills that are…
Read more… Post Crossover- How to find the bills that are still alive
The 2020 Hawai’i Directory of Public Officials have arrived and are available for pickup in our office during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday). Come and get ’em!
The Triple Referal Filing Deadline has passed and the First Lateral Deadline is quickly approaching. By the end of the day next Friday (February 14th), all bills must move to their last referral committee in their originating chamber. It’s called “lateral” because the bills move “sideways” from one committee to another within each chamber rather than “forward” from the House to the Senate or vice versa.
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!