The Public Access Room (PAR) provides the public with resources for participation in the State legislative process. This includes knowledge of how things work at the Capitol, a physical location for use by members of the public, and workshops presented throughout the islands. PAR is a non-partisan office, and there is never a fee for services. Please call, email, or come on by – we’d like to help you to be an effective participant at the Legislature.

In Room 401 you’ll find:

  • Computers, a printer, and office supplies to use as you research legislative items or issues, prepare correspondence or write testimony
  • Workspace for writing, researching, and conducting small meetings
  • Television monitors for viewing hearings and sessions via internal cable network
  • Information sheets and handouts with up to date information about the Legislature, its proceedings, and how the public can participate
  • Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) with annual updates
  • Recent Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH)
  • Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) handbooks and session reference reports
  • Dictionaries, thesaurus, and other helpful texts
  • Helpful, non-partisan staff
  • Recharging station for your electronic devices
  • A public phone for short local calls related to legislative issues
  • TTY telephone service for the deaf or hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair accessible workstation with moveable keyboard shelf, wireless keyboard and mouse