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The Legislative Reference Bureau assists the Hawai`i State Legislature by providing impartial research,consultation, and document drafting services, maintaining a research library, statutes revision and publication, operating a computerized legislative information system, and providing resources to enhance public participation in the legislative process.
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Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau

What's New

The LRB staff are working diligently on the report on Title IX. The report will be released as soon as possible. Once available, it will be posted here on the LRB website.

Bills Enacted by the Hawaii State Legislature Regular Session of 2019

This publication contains a list of all of the bills passed by the Hawaii State Legislature during the 2019 Regular Session which have become acts. We have included the bill number, act number, title, and effective date.

(PDF, 272 kB) Available for download.

Hawaii Administrative Rules 2018 Table of Statutory Sections Implemented and Directory

This edition of the Hawaii Administrative Rules Table of Statutory Sections Implemented and Directory of Administrative Rules includes all of the rules of Hawaii state government agencies filed with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in the Hawaii Administrative Rules format prior to January 1, 2019. All prior versions of the Table are superseded.

(PDF, 2 MB) Available for download.

Requests by the Hawaii State Legislature to Agencies and Officials of Federal, State and County Governments and Quasi-public and Private Agencies.

Specific requests for submission of information back to the Legislature, excluding annual and other reports requested on an indefinite basis.

(PDF, 660 kB) Available for download.

Resolutions Adopted and Bills Passed, Regular Session 2019.

Resolutions Adopted includes such data as the resolution number, title, introducer, and identification of committee reports on the resolution. Bills Passed 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.

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2019 Legislative Statistics

Includes updated reporting of Number of Bills Introduced, Passed, Enacted, and/or Vetoed, and Number of Resolutions Introduced and Adopted.

(PDF, 1 MB) Available for download.

Amendments to Session Laws List , 1982 - 2018 Regular Session.

The Amendments to Session Laws List shows all of the session laws that have been amended from 1982 up through the Regular Session of 2018. However, the List does not include the budget bills of the State or any state agency. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this List. If you find any discrepancies, please contact the LRB's Revision of Statutes division at 587-0670.

(PDF, 346 kB) Available for download.

Joining forces? Potential Consolidation of State Law Enforcement Duties in Hawaii.

This report was prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau pursuant to Act 124, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, which directed the Bureau to conduct a study examining the consolidation of law enforcement activities and responsibilities that are currently divided among various state divisions and agencies.

(PDF, 6 MB) Available for download.

Straight Shooting: An Objective Review of Hawaii Firearm Laws and Related Statistics.

The Legislative Reference Bureau prepared this report pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 116, S.D. 1 (2018), which requested the Bureau to compile and submit a report to the Legislature regarding existing gun laws and firearm data for Hawaii.

(PDF, 157 MB) Available for download.

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.

Digital Services

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.

Our news aggregator service updated each morning, iClips delivers selected daily news links harvested from online local and national news providers.