Legislators have started to “pre-file” bills in anticipation of the 2022 Regular Session. Number-wise, new House bills start with HB1398, new Senate bills start with SB2001. To keep up with what’s in the hopper, click on the “Reports and Lists” button on the legislature’s website (https://capitol.hawaii.gov/) – you’ll find lists for House and Senate bills under “Measure Introduction”. New bills will continue to populate the lists…
Read more… And Away We Go…
So, here’s the latest from House and Senate leadership: the Capitol will continue to be closed to the public “for the near future”. No details have been received yet — we’ve been advised leadership will be reevaluating the situation in the coming weeks.
The journey of the Executive budget has begun.
Interested in viewing a summary of the governor’s proposed budget? Check out his “Budget in Brief” that’s been posted to the Budget & Finance website: https://budget.hawaii.gov/budget/executive-supplemental-budget-fiscal-year-2023/
Next, the Senate Ways and Means (WAM) committee and House Finance (FIN) committee will hold informational briefings with the executive departments. Things kick off with WAM & FIN joint briefings on Tuesday, January 4 —…
Read more… The Executive Budget
The 2022 Calendar has been released. The Session will begin on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, and end on Thursday, May 5th, 2022. We’re back to a full 60-day Session.
Here are several dates to be mindful of in the first half of the upcoming Session:
January 26th (Bill Introduction Cutoff)February 9th (Triple Referral Filing for House Bills)February 17th (First Lateral Filing for Bills)February 18th (First Lateral)March 4th…
Read more… The 2022 Session Calendar Has Been Released
We’re looking for an Assistant Researcher for the 2022 session! Start January 4th, work full-time through early May. Knowledge of legislative process a plus, but not required — great opportunity to learn! Excellent communication skills, sound judgment, reliability, integrity, and experience with Microsoft Word and other Office programs required. $3,000/month. Temporary benefits such as health insurance are available. Contact us at [email protected] or call 808/587-0478.
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When advocating, it’s always a good idea to look through the bill or resolution being considered. This video may help make them a bit more understandable. Check out more of our videos on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLMUbGwLiZlzHQPe82oSRg
For those of you who like to dive into numbers… the 2020 State of Hawaii Data Book has been published: https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/databook/db2020/
Both chambers will reconvene in special sessions tomorrow, 7/8/2021, at 3p. There are three vetoed bills which the legislature AMENDED yesterday to meet the governor’s objections (HB54, SB639, SB807). These amended bills are slated to be voted on tomorrow. If any of them passes by a majority in both chambers, it then goes off to the governor. He will have 10 days (not including weekends and holidays) to sign the…
Read more… Amending a Vetoed Bill
It looks like the legislature will be reconvening on Tuesday, July 6, to consider the governor’s vetoes. The convene times and Orders of the Day haven’t been posted yet, but once they are you should see a Special Session link on the legislature’s homepage (capitol.hawaii.gov) that will bring you to all the documents. You’ll be able to watch the proceedings on the House and