During the 1989 Legislative session, the Hawai`i State Legislature enacted into law Senate Bill 832 (Act 331, Session Laws of Hawai`i 1989) to improve public access to legislative information.

Originally staffed by community volunteers, the PAR was established as part of a permanent public access program in 1994, offering a year-round staff and services.

In 1996, the PAR was transferred to the Legislative Reference Bureau.

View , A Timeline of Public Access In Hawai`i

An Overview of the Public Access Room (pdf, 180kB)

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STATE CAPITOL
Room 401

415 So Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-0478 phone
(808) 587-0749 TTY phone
(808) 587-0793 fax

e-mail:
   par@capitol.hawaii.gov

HOURS:
Session:
M-F 7:45p - 6p
Interim:
M-F 8a - 4:30p

From the Neighbor Islands,
dial toll free:
974-4000 Hawai`i
984-2400 Maui
274-3141 Kaua`i
Moloka`i/Lana`i:
    1-800-468-4644
followed by the extension:
Ext. 7-0478 office
Ext. 7-0793 fax

Legislative Information Sheets

 

See also the Legislature's Legislative Directories web page.

Information Sheet
PDF
Word or Excel
Senate Information At-A-Glance
*updated for 2016
PDF 150kB Word 25kB
Senate District Descriptions
*updated for 2016
PDF 175kB Word 20kB
Senate Leadership & Committee Membership PDF 25kB Word 25kB
Senate Committee Hearing Schedule
*updated for 2016
PDF 180kB Excel 15kB
Senate Seating Chart    
 
House Information At-A-Glance
*updated for 2016
PDF
155kB
Word
29kB
House District Descriptions
*updated for 2016
PDF 190kB Word 23kB
House Leadership & Committee Membership
*updated for 2016
PDF
60kB
Word
25kB
House Conference Room Schedule
*updated for 2016
PDF
112kB
Word
54kB
House Seating Chart
*updated for 2016
PDF
60kB
 
House Signature List PDF
154kB
 
 
Session Calendar
*updated for 2016
PDF
210kB
Word
95kB
Legislative Email Directory
*updated for 2016
PDF 40kB Excel 20kB
House & Senate Room, Phone, Fax
*updated for 2016
PDF 35kB Excel 20kB
Office Managers List
*updated for 2016
PDF 280kB Excel 20kB
Committee Clerks List
*updated for 2016
PDF 125kB Word 30kB
Capitol Map PDF
1 MB
 
Glossary Of Key Legislative Terms PDF 95kB  
 
FAQ's - Navigating session *NEW*   Word 25kB
What's to come in a bill's life *NEW* PDF 470kB Word 125kB
Hawaii State Legislature: A Quick Overview *NEW* PDF 300kB Word 175kB
Quick View of How a Bill Becomes a Law PDF 80kB Word 55kB
Written Testimony: The Bare Basics PDF 75kB  
How to Submit Testimony Online PDF 112kB Word 70kB
How to Create a Measure Tracking List PDF 125kB Word 50kB
Conference Committee information PDF 96kB Word 80kB
Hawaii Legislature's Website: A Guide
*updated 03/15*
PDF 1.1 MB Word 2 MB
Budget Overview PDF 530kB Word 85kB
How to Receive Hearing Notices by Email PDF 67kB Word 42kB