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 PDF 40kB Word 35kB
Senate District Descriptions PDF 75kB Word 25kB
Senate Leadership & Committee Membership PDF 25kB Word 25kB
Senate Committee Hearing Schedule PDF 150kB  
Senate Seating Chart PDF
35kB
Senate Signature List    
 
House Information At-A-Glance PDF
56kB
Word
32kB
House District Descriptions PDF 75kB Word 26kB
House Leadership & Committee Membership PDF
32kB
Word
27kB
House Conference Room Schedule PDF
50kB
 
House Seating Chart PDF
34kB
 
House Signature List PDF
154kB
 
 
Session Calendar PDF
70kB
Word
90kB
Legislative Email Directory PDF 30kB Excel 20kB
House & Senate Room, Phone, Fax PDF 35kB Excel 20kB
Office Managers List PDF 81kB Excel 20kB
Committee Clerks List PDF 48kB Word 30kB
Capitol Map PDF
1 MB
 
Glossary Of Key Legislative Terms PDF 95kB  
 
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 *NEW* 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