The House and Senate have posted their joint 2012 Conference Procedures on the Legislature’s homepage. Have questions about this stage of the process? Feel free to contact the Public Access Room at [email protected] or 808/587-0478.
We’ve just passed a major deadline — First Crossover. The majority of bills introduced will have failed to make it this far, and you can access a quick report that will show you the bills that have survived, their current descriptions and status. It’s a great time to scan what’s still alive to make sure you’re aware of the legislation that’s moving forward. Something that started out as a bill you…
Read more… First Crossover. What’s Survived?
The booklets have arrived.
The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “Hawaii Directory of Public Officials 2012″ (which lists contact information for Hawaii’s legislators) 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 few…
Read more… They’re in!
Aloha, and Happy New Year!
The 2012 Legislative Session Calendar has now been established and the Public Access Room has created a color-coded version. It helps distinguish “bill,” “resolution,” and “budget” deadlines from one another. As ever, useful information relating to all the various deadlines appears on the reverse side. Download it from here: http://hawaii.gov/lrb/par/fyi/calendar12.pdf .
The Public Access Room’s (PAR’s) November 2011 newsletter walks you through the changes to the Hawaii State Legislature’s website, and highlights the new features. Take a moment and explore the changes now, before the Session starts up in January. It’s available on the PAR website.
And remember, PAR’s there to help – don’t hesitate to call (808/587-0478) or email ([email protected])!