MEASURES ACTED UPON BY THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE SECOND SPECIAL SESSION OF 2013.
Systems Office has prepared information on measures acted upon by the Hawaii State Legislature during the 2013 Second Special Session.
Download pdf, 40kB.
Public Access Room (PAR) announces new Neighbor Island workshops for 2013.
This November and December, the Public Access Room (the “PAR”) will conduct a series of free Neighbor Island workshops entitled, We the Powerful! These meetings are designed to demystify the State lawmaking process, and will demonstrate ways that you can speak out at the legislature without ever having to leave your home island. All are welcome. No registration or prior experience is required.
Visit PAR workshop page for more information.
Study: STATE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL USE PESTICIDES
determines whether other states impose reporting requirements on pesticides that do not fall within the definition of a "restricted use pesticide," as that term is defined under the Hawaii Pesticides Law (chapter 149A, Hawaii Revised Statutes).
Available for download, pdf, 400 kB
2013 Legislative Statistics
LRB Systems Office begins publication of their session action updates reports.
Latest updates are published often and include:
- Number of Bills Introduced, Passed, Enacted, and/or Vetoed.
- Number of Resolutions Introduced and Adopted.
Download the most current update (pdf).
2013 Guide to Government in Hawaii
This Guide describes state and county departments and their organization and the agencies of the federal government having offices in Hawaii. Organizational charts of the state government, state departments, and the counties are also included.
Download the complete volume or by agency.
2013 Directory of State, County and Federal Officials.
The Legislative Reference Bureau is pleased to bring you this edition of the 2013 Directory. The information set forth in this publication is current as of July 15, 2013.
Download the complete volume or by agency.
Updated LRB Systems Office session reports, Regular Session, 2013.
The Legislative Reference Bureau – Systems Office has prepared the following lists as an update on actions taken by the Governor on the bills passed during the Regular Session of 2013:
- Bills Enacted by the Hawaii State Legislature, Regular Session of 2013 (pdf)
- Bills and Bill Items Vetoed by the Governor 2013 (pdf)
See all session reports.
Requests by the Hawaii State Legislature to Agencies and Officials of Federal, State and County Governments and Quasi Public and Private Agencies.
This publication sets forth all of the requests made by the Hawaii State Legislature during the Regular Session of 2013 to agencies and officials of the federal, state and county governments and of quasi-public and private agencies. These requests are contained in acts enacted by the Legislature or bills that have been passed but which have yet to be approved by the Governor. These acts or bills include specific requests for submission of information back to the Legislature, excluding annual and other reports requested on an indefinite basis. These requests are also contained in resolutions adopted by the Senate or House of Representatives or by the whole Legislature.
Download: Requests by the Hawaii State Legislature to Agencies and Officials of Federal, State and County Governments and Quasi Public and Private Agencies. (pdf)
Supplemental Information Relating to Bills Passed
includes a preliminary index that contains a topical listing of the bills; a table of "Laws Affected by Bills Passed" that shows sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Session Laws of Hawaii, and the proposed constitutional amendments that are affected by bills passed; a table of "Status of Bills Passed by the Legislature" that provides a listing of bills passed and includes the Act number, approval date, if any, and the appropriate committee report numbers; a table of H.B. No. 200, C.D. 1, General Appropriations Act of 2013.
Download: Supplemental Information Relating to Bills Passed. (pdf)
LRB Systems Session 2013 Reports
BILLS PASSED BY THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE
includes such data as the bill number, title, introducer, description, committee reports, current status, and sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes affected by the bill. For your information, under Article III, Section 16 of the Hawaii State Constitution, the Governor has 45 days after adjournment sine die (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), to consider bills for approval.
Download the BILLS PASSED (pdf).
RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE
includes such data as the resolution number, title, introducer, and identification of committee reports on the resolution. This publication reflects data recorded up to and including May 2, 2013, which is the date that the Legislature adjourned sine die.
Download the RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED (pdf).
Index to LRB Publications
A cross reference subject index to all LRB reports, 1944 - current, is now available as a pdf document for download. All titles which have digital copies are linked.
Download the Index to LRB Publications (pdf).
Interim Report Of The Medicaid Buy-In Task Force to the Legislature for the Regular Session of 2013
Prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau on behalf of The Medicaid Buy-In Task Force State of Hawaii. PDF (500 kB).
Download the complete report. (PDF, 500 kB)
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mandated Benefits Coverage in Hawaii
- studies multiple impacts of a state mandate requiring insurers in Hawaii to provide benefits for treatments for autism spectrum disorders. PDF (6.2 MB).
Download the complete volume. (PDF, 6.2 MB)
*NEW* Hawai`i Legislative Drafting Manual (Tenth Edition)
- furnishes general guidelines for agencies and individuals who prepare measures for introduction in the Hawai`i Legislature. PDF (1.7 MB).
Download the complete volume. (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Commercial Leases: The Case for an Economic Analysis. (2013)
Download the complete volume. (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Update to the 2003 report analyzing the major problems faced by commercial lessees by incorporating an economic analysis to determine if there is a nexus between the existence of high lease rents in Hawaii and the stagnation of Hawaii's economy.
Searching for a particular report?
The LRB Library's online catalog contains records of Bureau and state
reports with linked URL's for easy and immediate document downloads.
Search the Library's CARD catalog for document information and download.
Hawaii Revised Statutes - how to get the text within a chapter .
Obtaining text of the invidual sections within chapters of the Hawaii
Revised Statutes (HRS) on the capitol.hawaii.gov website. Because there
isn't a way to look at the whole chapter at once, you must view each
section within the chapter separately. These instructions will show you
step by step how to get to the statutes, volume, chapter and then
How to get the section text within a chapter of the online Hawaii Revised Statutes .
Legislative Aids and Manuals
The Bureau continues to make available online its many handbooks and
guides to the legislative process. Including, How To Research Constitutional, Legislative,
And Statutory History In Hawai`i, and the companion volumes,
Directory and Guide
to Government in Hawai`i, the documents are downloadable in pdf.
Limited print copies are available from the Library.
The Library publishes its twitter, @LRBlibrary, to highlight the trends, issues and resources behind
today's news of interest to our Hawaii legislative community. Links to full-text documents, web sites, and news stories.
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from online local and national news providers.