Get ready for session and learn more about getting involved at the State legislature! You can sign up for one of our Zoom workshops by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 808/587-0478.
“Your Voice”: Tuesday, January 11, 5:00 p.m. Overview of the legislature and how to add your voice to the process“The Bill to Law Process”: Wednesday, January 19, 5:00 p.m. Walk through the process with an…
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Want to learn more about the “Bill to Law Process”? or “Using the Interactive Features of the Legislature’s Website”? or how about “Communicating with Legislators”? Head to PAR’s YouTube page and check out our recent webinars!
Missed a chance to come to our webinar? We’ve recorded our “Your Voice” presentation for those who’d like an overview of the Hawaii State legislature. View it here: https://youtu.be/dHjxNkXrOKg
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Starting on October 27, 2021, we’ll be offering a series of Zoom workshops on Wednesday evenings — get ready for session, and come and learn more about all things legislative! Details appear in our October newsletter and you can sign up by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 808/587-0478.
“Your Voice”: Wednesday, October 27, 5:00 p.m.“The Bill to Law Process”: Wednesday, November 3, 5:00 p.m.“Using the…
Read more… Our Wednesday Evening Series (Nov 2021)
Both chambers will reconvene in special sessions tomorrow, 7/8/2021, at 3p. There are three vetoed bills which the legislature AMENDED yesterday to meet the governor’s objections (HB54, SB639, SB807). These amended bills are slated to be voted on tomorrow. If any of them passes by a majority in both chambers, it then goes off to the governor. He will have 10 days (not including weekends and holidays) to sign the…
Read more… Amending a Vetoed Bill
Wait! The legislature has the option to AMEND a vetoed bill?! Yes, though it’s rarely done, the legislature has the option of convening prior to noon on the 45th day (this year, that’s July 6th) and amending a vetoed bill to meet the governor’s objections. The amended bill must pass one reading (vote) in the House and the Senate and then be signed by the governor within 10 days of…
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Numerous bills are scheduled to open in conference this week. Here’s a quick overview of the process. Feel free to call 808/587-0478 or email [email protected] with any questions and we’ll be happy to try to make sense of it all!
Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, April 14th, at 5p for a short workshop and dialogue about the conference committee process and the final stages of the bill to law process. Zoom ID = 808 587 0478 Password = yourvoice
Call or email for more info: Public Access Room 808/587-0478 [email protected]
As we gear up for session, come to PAR’s “Your Voice” workshop.
We’ll be offering it here at the Capitol in room 401 on Thursday, January 9th, at 12 noon, and on Monday, January 13th, at 4:30 p.m. Let us know you’ll be coming, so we can save you a seat. It’s a great way to get started, find out what’s new, or freshen up on your bill…
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