WELCOME to the Public Access Room
PAR serves the citizens of Hawai`i by providing
facilities, services and equipment to enhance their ability to
participate in the legislative process. You are welcome here to track
and affect legislation pending before the Hawai`i State Legislature.
Staff assistance is available in person, by telephone and by e-mail.
While the Public Access Room still has its array of
desktop computers for you to use, you can now enjoy free wireless
Internet connectivity in our office (room 401), as well as House and
Senate conference rooms, the auditorium, certain areas of the
chamber-level hallway, and the central corridors along railings on the
2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.
The service is free, and access codes and registration are not required.
Please don't hesitate to stop by, email or give us a call if you have
415 So Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 587-0478 phone (808) 587-0749 TTY phone (808) 587-0793 fax
You can still participate in our standard "We the Powerful" workshop -- just call or email to schedule a time! The presentation includes: understanding the legislative process, delivering effective testimony, using the Legislature's website, and an overview of other resources. Let us know your level of knowledge and experience, and we will do our best to tailor the workshop accordingly.
We the Powerful (pdf/9MB) - to access notes to select pages on this pdf edition of our presentation, place your cursor over the little dialogue bubble icon at the top of the page. To keep notes open, double-click the bubble icon. Incudes a guide to the Legislature's new website.
Newest addition is a tour of the State Capitol: Getting to Know Your State Capitol
We the Powerful!
How to Participate in the State of Hawai`i's Legislative Process.
A workshop presented by Suzanne Marinelli, former Coordinator, Hawai`i State Legislature's Public Access Room. Now on video!