It’s the Governor’s veto deadline (July 11), and he has chosen to veto 13 bills, allowing two others on his intent-to-veto list to become law without his signature. Here’s a link to his press release, presenting rationale for his vetoes:
All the bills that the Governor has in his possession and has neither signed nor vetoed become law today without his signature. The dates the laws take effect…
Read more… 13 Bills Vetoed
We’re almost at First Crossover — which means successful bills must pass their Third Reading vote in their originating chamber by March 9th, in order to ‘cross over’ and be considered by the other chamber.
On Tuesday, March 7th, there are several hundred bills that are scheduled to be voted on. The legislative broadcast project will be filming the activity — which starts at 9 a.m. in the House…
Read more… Broadcasts as We Approach First Crossover
The incredibly handy, pocket-sized Hawaii Directory of Public Officials (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.
Stop in (Room 401, State Capitol) and pick up a copy — and take a few more to distribute to your family, neighbors and colleagues.