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!
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.