First Lateral — 58% Survive
Last Friday, February 15th, was the First Lateral deadline — now all bills must be in the last committee to which they’ve been referred in their originating chamber. Otherwise, barring extraordinary measures, they’re dead. (Or, more accurately, “zombified” until next year’s session.)
You can take a look at which’ve survived — and how they’ve morphed — by going to the “Reports and Lists”…
Read more… First Lateral — 58% Survive
The HIPA Booklets Have Arrived
The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “Hawaii Directory of Public Officials 2013″ (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.
And this year, they’ve provided a mobile app as well.
Come on by (Room 401, State Capitol) and pick up a copy — and take…
Read more… The HIPA Booklets Have Arrived
Hearings are Underway
January 24th was the cut-off deadline for the introduction of bills. The bills for the 2013 Session are now all in the “hopper.”
The Legislature’s home page has a wealth of new tools available to the public.
Scroll through the Hearing Notices that have been posted — you’ll see them in the lower-center of the screen on the Legislature’s homepage.Click on the “Reports and Lists” icon to help locate…
Read more… Hearings are Underway
The election’s pau! At the Capitol, legislators are getting organized and into their offices. The Senate has elected leadership and formed committees. We’re still waiting for the House to publish all the leadership positions and committees. Meanwhile, where do you go to find the latest contact information? Visit the Legislature’s website and click on the “Legislators” icon.