RULES OF THE HOUSE
STATE OF HAWAII
THE NINETEENTH STATE LEGISLATURE
(1997-1998)



PART XI. MISCELLANEOUS
Rule 53. Subpoena; Oaths; Witness Fees

53.1. The Speaker or any other presiding officer of the
House, or every investigating committee under chapter
21, Hawaii Revised Statutes, may issue subpoenas
requiring the attendance of witnesses or production
of evidence in any matter before the House or its
committees pursuant to chapter 21, Hawaii Revised
Statutes.

53.2. Any member of the House may administer oaths to
witnesses in any matter pending in the House or in
any committee of the House.

53.3. Any witness subpoenaed to appear before the House or
any of its committees shall receive the same witness
fees and mileage allowances that the Circuit Courts
of the State pay.


Rule 54. Public Information

The Speaker may admit stenographers and members of the news
media who wish to take down debates or report the
proceedings of the House. The Speaker shall assign such
persons places for observation and other facilities which
will not interfere with the operations of the House.


Rule 55. Disposition of Records at Adjournment

Within ten days after the House adjourns sine die in even-
numbered years, its committees shall deliver to the Clerk
all bills, resolutions, petitions, and any other papers
referred to the committees, plus any evidence taken by the
committees. If a committee fails to comply with this rule,
the Clerk shall report its failure to the Speaker.


Rule 56. House Administrative and Financial Manual

56.1. The House shall adopt an administrative and financial
manual.

56.2. After adoption, any revision to the manual shall be
presented to the House unless otherwise provided in
the manual.


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