For those of you who like to dive into numbers… the 2020 State of Hawaii Data Book has been published: https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/databook/db2020/
It’s that time of year again!
The Public Access Room (PAR) will be on Hawaii Island from September 9-13, Maui from Sept 16-19, and Kauai from Sept 23-25 as part of our annual outreach to the Neighbor Islands.
We’re bringing back our “Your Voice“ presentation this year. It goes over the legislative process, but also provides information on using the legislature’s website, offering testimony, tracking legislation, and communicating with legislators.
The Governor has vetoed 18 bills — check out his statements of objection by clicking on the GM (Governor’s Message) links in this report: Vetoed Bills.
While you weren’t looking, the Legislature’s homepage has gone through a few changes…
There are 3 additional icons in the center screen – one to access hearings, another for Orders of the Day, and the last to access the broadcast schedule and archived videos. The “Keywords” search box is now labeled “Bills/Committee Reports” but has the same functionality as before. A “Session Laws” search box has been added that…
Read more… Legislature’s Website: A Few Changes
The 2019 Regular Session starts up on Wednesday, January 16th. Check out the newly published 2019 Session Calendar on PAR’s “Information Sheets” page.
Our Neighbor Island Outreach starts today on Maui! We’ll be on Maui this week (Oct 15-18), on Kaua’i next week (Oct. 23-25), and on Hawaii Island two weeks from today (Oct 29-Nov 1). We’re bringing two new presentations with us this year. Hope to see you at one of our events.
Beginners and advanced workshops.
With session just over 3 months away, PAR is starting its outreach workshops. Know someone on Maui who wants to know more about adding their voice to the State legislative process? Let them know we’ll be there October 15-18.
Amending the constitution
Want some background on amending the Constitution and convening a Constitutional Convention? PAR has produced a September newsletter that we hope you’ll find useful.
Read the newsletter.
We’ve updated our overview of the upcoming races for the current legislative office holders. A “yes” means there’s a race! “Unopposed” means there is no General Election race. The winners of the primary in Senate District 24, and House Districts 11, 23, 48, and 49 will begin their terms on November 7th.