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
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.
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.