Find Out...Fast!

"Who should I call or email when I don't know where to start, or if I don't know where to go next?"

The Public Access Room - par@capitol.hawaii.gov

We'll help you find what you're looking for. We're a local phone call away from all Neighbor Islands!  Here are the toll-free numbers:

Hawaii (Big Island): 974-4000, ext. 7-0478
Kauai: 274-3141, ext. 7-0478
Lanai: 1-800-468-4644, ext. 7-0478
Maui: 984-2400, ext. 7-0478
Molokai: 1-800-468-4644, ext. 7-0478
Oahu: 587-0478
(Out-of-State: 1-808-587-0478)
Via our TTY device, use the number listed above with ext. 7-0793.

"Where's the one website I should run to for all sorts of fast information?"

The Hawaii State Legislature's website - www.capitol.hawaii.gov

From there, it's as simple as clicking on the links...

  • Find your legislators - enter your street name in the box in the upper right-hand corner
  • Who's on which committees - click on "Committees" button in center screen
  • Find the bill that interests you - use the "Keywords" search box on the left side of the screen
  • Find out when it will have a hearing (during Legislative session) - use the "Hearings by Measure" search box on the left side of the screen
  • Submit testimony (about a specific bill) - click on "Submit Testimony" button in center screen
  • Keep track of that bill - click on "Measure Tracking" button in center screen
  • What the law says about a topic - use "Hawaii Revised Statutes" search box on the left side of the screen

"Where's the website to find more in-depth information?"

Right Here! The Public Access Room's website - http://lrbhawaii.org/par

Click on, Walk Through Session, to learn more about how the legislative session unfolds; key deadlines and documents; and tips on how to participate effectively. Also, check out our past Newsletters for practical tips and information to help you understand the legislative process.