If the Governor signs the bill early, you’re all set. If not, you may have to wait until after June 27th. On or before then, the Governor will provide the Legislature with a list of the bills he may veto. Note, bills on this list may end up not being vetoed. However, any bill that is not on the list is going to become law – either with the Governor’s…
Read more… Want to know if a bill that passed the Legislature will become law?
The First Lateral deadline for bills (February 19th) has come and gone — bills are still alive if they’ve managed to get into the last committee they were referred to in their originating chamber. The Legislature’s website has a convenient list of the bills that have survived First Lateral.
To navigate to the list:
While we don’t know exactly when the application for Grant-in-Aid (GIA) funds will be available, we do know the deadline to complete and submit them — 4:30 p.m. on January 22, 2016.
The GIA application and instructions will be posted on the Legislature’s website (capitol.hawaii.gov) sometime the week of December 21st. To find them, just click on the “Legislative Information” bar on the right, and…
Read more… Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Applications
The 2015 Regular Session ended Thursday, May 7th. A total of 252 bills passed the Legislature this session! All but one (SB143, a proposed Constitutional Amendment that will appear on the 2016 ballot) have gone off to the Governor for possible enactment.
Find the growing list of 2015…
Read more… Adjournment sine die (Session pau for now)
The deadline for all House Bills to successfully pass through all of the committees that they were referred to and pass three readings on the House floor is Thursday, March 12th. It’s the same deadline for all Senate Bills to successfully pass through all of the committees they were referred to and pass three readings on the Senate floor.
What next? They crossover to the other chamber (House bills go…
Read more… Almost at First Crossover
The Governor has provided a list of the bills he may veto. To find the list, and easy links to the bills and their status sheets:
Hear ye! Hear ye!
On Tuesday, April 8th, we’ll see plenty of speeches on the floor of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Numerous bills will be debated prior to undergoing their Third Reading votes. To survive, a bill must pass its Third Reading vote by the Second Crossover deadline (April 10th).
While you can follow the action by coming down to the Capitol and watching from the galleries, on April 8th…
Read more… Third Reading / Second Crossover
That was fast! We’re already coming up on the deadline for bills to be out of their originating chamber’s committees.
February 28 is the First Decking deadline. By this date, a bill needs to:
pass through all of the committees it was referred to in its chamber of origin; andbe submitted to the House or Senate clerk so that it can be scheduled for Third Reading on the floor of…
Read more… Quickly Approaching First Decking Deadline
Update: The 2014 Session Calendar is here: http://lrbhawaii.org/par/fyi/2014cal.pdf .
It’s that time of year! Folks are starting to call the Public Access Room looking for the 2014 Legislative Calendar. We’d provide it if we could, but it hasn’t been issued yet. The Calendar will be jointly issued by the Senate President and House Speaker sometime before Session starts on January 15, 2014.
It’s official — the deadlines have all passed. There are 288 new laws as the result of the 2013 Regular Session. That’s 10% of all of the bills introduced (2,872), which is a bit higher than the usual percentage.