Check out the Legislative Reference Bureau’s (LRB’s) Supplemental Information Relating to Bills Passed.
This LRB report is helpful in tracking the measures that have been sent to the Governor. It includes a subject index, a list of the HRS sections affected by bills that have passed, and even a summary of the total appropriations included in the executive budget bill.
The 2011 Regular Session is pau — adjournment sine die was on May 5, 2011. Of the 3,224 bills introduced, a total of 252 bills passed out of the Legislature and were sent on to the Governor.
The following table provides an overall number of Bills, Acts, and Vetoes (as of May 9, 2011). Updates on these statistics — which will change as bills are signed, vetoed, or allowed to…
Read more… Legislative Statistics for Regular Session of 2011
The Conference Procedures have been agreed upon, and they’re conveniently located on the Legislature’s home page. Take a look here!
While both the House and Senate rules discuss conference committees to some extent (from www.capitol.hawaii.gov, go to “House” or “Senate” then “Rules”), these “procedures” clarify specific agreements on items such as public notice, what to do if a quorum isn’t met, and deadlines for providing final drafts.
Today’s the First Crossover deadline, and it’s a great time to take a look at what’s still alive. Only about 20% of the bills introduced make it this far, and some of them have changed considerably since their initial drafts.
The folks at the Legislature’s website have created a great list of bills that have passed first crossover — it shows you the bill descriptions with links to the measures,…
Read more… Time to take another look — First Crossover!
The booklets have arrived!
The incredibly handy “Hawaii Directory of Elected Officials 2011” is here. And once again its publisher, the Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs (HIPA), has generously provided the Public Access Room with an ample supply for distribution to our patrons.
Come on by (Room 401, State Capitol) and pick up a copy — and take a…
Read more… They’re in!
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.