Hawaii's Public Access Room (PAR)
Broadcasts as We Approach First Crossover
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:40:35 +0000
We’re almost at First Crossover — which means successful bills must pass their Third Reading vote in their originating chamber by March 9th, in order to ‘cross over’ and be considered by the other chamber. On Tuesday, March 7th, there … Continue reading
Handy Directories are Here!
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 03:14:53 +0000
The incredibly handy, pocket-sized “Hawaii Directory of Public Officials″ (which lists contact information for Hawaii’s legislators) is here.  And once again its publisher, the Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs (HIPA), has generously provided the Public Access Room with an ample supply for distribution to … Continue reading
Gearing up for the 2017 Legislative Session
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:19:01 +0000
The 2017 Regular Session opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18! The session calendar has been issued, and committees and chairs named — check out PAR’s Information Sheets page for convenient lists and handouts.  
Want to know if a bill that passed the Legislature will become law?
Sat, 07 May 2016 01:50:32 +0000
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. … Continue reading
Large Volume of Third Reading Votes Makes for Long Session Day
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:51:06 +0000
The Second Crossover deadline for bills is Thursday, April 14th — to survive, a bill must pass its Third Reading (“vote”) on the floor of its non-originating chamber (the House floor for Senate bills, and the Senate floor for House bills). Some … Continue reading