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

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 2017
PDF 30kB Word 30kB
Senate District Descriptions
*updated for 2017
PDF 65kB Word 20kB
Senate Leadership & Committee Membership
*updated for 2017
PDF 45kB Word 25kB
Senate Committee Hearing Schedule PDF 180kB Excel 15kB
Senate Seating Chart    
 
House Information At-A-Glance
*updated for 2017
PDF
55kB
Word
35kB
House District Descriptions
*updated for 2017
PDF 75kB Word 25kB
House Leadership & Committee Membership
*updated for 2017
PDF
30kB
Word
30kB
House Conference Room Schedule PDF
112kB
Word
54kB
House Seating Chart PDF
60kB
 
House Signature List PDF
154kB
 
 
Session Calendar PDF
210kB
Word
95kB
Legislative Email Directory
*updated for 2017
PDF 30kB Excel 20kB
House & Senate Room, Phone, Fax PDF 55kB Excel 20kB
Office Managers List
*updated for 2017
PDF 103kB
Committee Clerks List 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 PDF 470kB Word 125kB
Hawaii State Legislature: A Quick Overview 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 and Governorís Deadline PDF 540kB  
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