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.
We’re getting ready to move into conference! It’s when the legislators negotiate to determine which, if any, version of the bill will emerge. The rules have been posted. Interested in learning more? Come join us for a conference workshop on Wednesday, 4/11/18, 12 noon in the PAR (Room 401, State Capitol). Register here.
The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “2018 Hawaii Directory of Public Officials″ booklets — which includes contact information for Hawaii’s legislators — are here.
The directories’ long-time publisher, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA), has handed over publishing duties to a new sponsor, Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP). They’ve generously provided the Public Access Room with an ample supply of the directories for distribution – so come get yours.
Stop by the Public…
Read more… The Directories Have Arrived
There’s a new “submit testimony” form on the Legislature’s website, and we’ve created a short video to guide you through it.
The Legislature’s website is always improving. There’s now a “Broadcasts” page where you can find the upcoming schedule, and easy links to past events.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Session… The 2018 Legislative Session Calendar has been published! Find it here: http://lrbhawaii.org/par/fyi/calendar18.pdf
For help with the deadlines, be sure to take a look at our handout, “Which Deadlines Apply to Your Bill?” It should come in handy as Session unfolds.
The Legislature’s webmasters have set up a special page for information on the 2017 Special Session called for Monday, August 28th. It can be found here: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/splsession.aspx?year=2017a.
This is where you’ll find links to the rail funding bill, “SB1 Relating to Transportation Financing” (link to bill) and the notice for Monday’s 11:30 a.m. WAM hearing (link to hearing notice). The hearing notice lists special email addresses for submitting your…
Read more… Special Session Called; Opportunity to Testify on Rail Funding Bill