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
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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.
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.
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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