“Are the little books here?” That’s one of the most popular questions in Room 401 these days. The short answer is: “Not yet…but soon!”
The incredibly handy “Hawaii Directory of Elected Officials” is published by the Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs (HIPA). They’ve been most generous in providing large numbers of them to the Public Access Room for distribution to our patrons.
We’ll let you…
Read more… Are the “little books” in yet?
Wondering if you can watch a committee hearing or floor session on your television set or online? Check out the schedule of legislative broadcasts by going to the Capitol TV website : www.capitoltv.org .
They’ll list everything that’s being broadcast, its Oahu channels and whether the coverage is being broadcast live or tape-delayed to the Neighbor Islands.
If you’re on a Neighbor…
Read more… Is the hearing being broadcast?
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are now organized, bills are being introduced and committees are scheduling hearings. The Public Access Room (PAR) is there to help you participate. A few notes, as things get underway:
The Legislature’s website (www.capitol.hawaii.gov) has enhanced its committee pages – for any particular committee, you can now view not only its members, but also the measures currently in its hands, the…
Read more… Participate in the Legislative Process
The Public Access Room’s (PAR’s) January 2011 Newsletter has some articles, information and inspiration we hope you’ll find helpful as Session gets underway. Head over to PAR’s website and find it on the “Newsletters” page.
Best of Session to one and all!
FYI – If you would like to subscribe to PAR’s newsletter and alert list, please send us an email ([email protected]) with a request to “subscribe.” Mahalo!
Interested in catching the ceremony that accompanies Opening Day in the House and Senate Chambers? Things start up at 10:00 a.m. and you can watch them live on your computer! Just go to www.olelo.org — select the Channel 49 Livestream for proceedings in the House of Representatives, and the Channel 53 Livestream for the Senate.
For any legislative events being broadcast, you have this live stream option….
Read more… Opening Day — Watch from Your Computer
Getting ready to come visit the Capitol for Opening Day (January 19)? Some legislators have moved offices, others are new to the building. The Public Access Room has updated its Capitol floor maps and directory (House & Senate Room, Phone, Fax) so you’ll be able to find your way around.
Please come to our Opening Day Potluck! At the conclusion of Senate and House floor ceremonies (which start at 10:00 a.m.), come join us in the Public Access Room — your office — for modest pupus, good information, and our almost famous punch…
Opening Day Potluck Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12 noon – pau Public Access Room (401), State Capitol (415 S. Beretania St.)
Call (808/587-0478) or email…
Read more… Cheap Crackers and Rich Conversation
Yes, we’re still waiting on the 2011 Session Timetable.
And, yes, we’re still waiting for the word on House leadership.
And, well, yes, there is a House and a Senate seat that still need to be filled.