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.
Monday, June 24, is the deadline for the Governor to provide the Legislature with his “intent to veto” list. Is there a bill that you think should be on it? Or, one you think should be signed into law? Let him know!
Email: Visit the Governor’s website at hawaii.gov/gov and go to the “Contact Us” page. Scroll down, and you’ll find a link to “Contact Governor Abercrombie and his staff.” Use…
Read more… Should the Governor Sign the Bill? Veto It? Let him know
Some dates to keep in mind…
April 25th: Last day to file Non-Fiscal Bills to deck for Final ReadingApril 26th: Last day to file Fiscal Bills to deck for Final ReadingMay 2nd: Adjournment sine die (Session pau! Come to 401 for our End-of-Session Potluck 12 noon -2 p.m.)
June 24th: Notice of intent to veto deadline (35th day after adjournment sine die)July 9th: Veto deadline (45th day after…
Read more… We’re in the homestretch
Friday, April 5th is the Second Decking deadline. That’s the date by which a bill must be filed with the non-originating chamber’s Clerk for 3rd reading.
The Hawaii Constitution, Article III, Section 15 states in part, “No bill shall become law unless it shall pass three readings in each house on separate days. No bill shall pass third or final reading in either house unless printed copies of the bill…
Read more… “Second verse, Same as the first!”
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.)