Wondering what sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) were affected by the 2023 Session? Want a handy index? You’ve got it! LRB creates a great report every year — and the 2023 edition has been published: https://lrb.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023_SupplementalInfo.pdf
The last five bills on the Governor’s desk became law without his signature on July 11, 2023. So we’ve got a final count: 263 bills became acts of law this year, out of a total of 3,132 bills that were introduced. (That’s about 8.4%.) View the new laws here: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/advreports/advreport.aspx?year=2023&report=deadline&rpt_type=gov_acts&measuretype=HB,SB&title=Acts
Wondering what happens next for the hundreds of bills on the Governor’s desk? Wondering when you’ll know whether the bill becomes law? You may have to wait — we may not know the fate of some of them until July 11, 2023!
If a bill introduced during the 2023 Regular Session did not pass out of the Legislature, it carries over to the 2024 Regular Session (which starts on January…
Read more… Next Step for Bills That Passed Legislature
They got through a lot of bills today, and there’s just one more session day to go! Tomorrow’s a recess day. On Thursday, May 4, the House convenes at 10 a.m., the Senate convenes at 11 a.m.
To see the bills pending, bills that passed, and all sorts of reports, go to the Legislature’s website and click on the “Reports and Lists” box (https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/advreports/main.aspx).
Final reading votes for 170 bills are scheduled for tomorrow (session at 10a). The fiscal filing deadline has been extended until 6p tonight, May 1, which means there should be more to come!
The Senate President and House Speaker have extended the deadline to file the fiscal bills and committee reports that were agreed upon by Friday’s 6 p.m. deadline to conclude negotiations. The conference drafts (CD1s) of those bills, and accompanying committee…
Read more… Extension of Decking Deadline
The governor signed 17 more bills into law yesterday — they cover a wide range of subjects, from Hawaiian Independence Day, lobbyist training, anger management… to all sorts of things! (These bills avoided conference since they weren’t changed by the non-originating chamber.)
Stay abreast of assignments, meetings, and all things conference by selecting the “Conference Committees” bar on the “Reports and Lists” page. You’ll find it in the fourth gray box on the Legislature’s homepage (https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/).
Questions? Contact PAR 808/587-0478 or [email protected].
To view the bills coming up for Third Reading tomorrow, April 11, 2023, use the Legislature’s “Reports and Lists” page, then select the “Pending Actions” bar.
It’s the last week of bill hearings here at the Capitol! Questions? Contact PAR at 808/587-0478 or [email protected]
As the state constitution mandates, the Thirty-Second Hawaii State Legislature will open its 2023 Regular Session on the third Wednesday of January at 10:00 a.m. — this year that’s January 18, 2023. What to expect? There will be swearing in of members, a few speeches, perhaps some entertainment, and some legislative business conducted. You can watch the chamber proceedings on the House and Senate YouTube channels. Afterwards, some…
Read more… Opening Day: January 18, 2023