Wondering what sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) were affected by the 2023 Session? Want a handy index? You’ve got it! LRB creates a great report every year — and the 2023 edition has been published: https://lrb.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023_SupplementalInfo.pdf
If you missed our workshops on the conference stage of the legislative process, you can view the 4/12/2023 session here: Conference Workshop Video
Some Helpful Information
Conference, when the House and Senate will attempt to come to agreement on the final draft of hundreds of bills, will take place this year between Monday, 4/17, and Friday, 4/28. The conference procedures have been posted: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Docs/2023CommitteesOnConferenceProcedures.pdf….
Read more… Conference Workshop Video
It’s that time of year! The conference period (this year, April 17 – April 28) is when select legislators meet to determine whether and in what form surviving legislation should be presented for a final vote in each chamber. Conference meetings are open to the public, but the whole process can be a bit confusing. Join us over Zoom to discuss what’s next for bills that have already made it…
Read more… Zoom Workshop on the Conference Process
The Legislature’s redesigned website is live. See the redesigned website at capitol.hawaii.gov. The Legislature’s website design team worked hard to modernize the look and navigation of the website while maintaining the functionality that users rely on.
A few highlights of the new design are:
A new mobile friendly version with improved functionality when visiting the Legislature’s site on a cell phone or tabletA simplified home page encouraging public…
Read more… The Legislature’s Redesigned Website is Live
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…
Read more… Upcoming Workshops
Get active at the legislature! Our latest news brief has been published. You can view it here.
PAR Workshops: Our Wednesday Evening Series2022 Regular Session: Just a Few Months Away!Carryover Bills: Tips for Keeping an Eye on ThemEmployment Opportunities at the Capitol
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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)
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.