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, 230kB)

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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

Legislative Information Sheets

 

See also the Legislature's Legislative Directories web page.

Information Sheet
PDF
Word or Excel
Senate Information At-A-Glance
PDF 30kB Word 30kB
Senate District Descriptions
 
PDF 65kB Word 20kB
Senate Leadership & Committee Membership
PDF 45kB Word 25kB
Senate Committee Hearing Schedule
 
PDF 61kB
Senate Seating Chart
 
PDF 164kB  
2018 Senators Pictures and Profiles
PDF 350kB Word 3 MB
 
House Information At-A-Glance
PDF
55kB
Word
35kB
House District Descriptions
 
PDF 75kB Word 25kB
House Leadership & Committee Membership
PDF
30kB
Word
30kB
House Conference Room Schedule
 
PDF
35kB
 
House Seating Chart
 
PDF 164kB  
2018 Representatives Pictures and Profiles
 
PDF
2 MB
Word
2 MB
 
Session Calendar
PDF
80kB
Word
100kB
House & Senate Directory Rm/Phone/Fax/Email
PDF 130kB Word 30kB
Office Managers List
 
PDF 110kB Excel 20kB
Committee Clerks List
 
PDF 63kB Word 30kB
Capitol Map PDF
1 MB
 
Glossary Of Key Legislative Terms PDF 95kB  
 
FAQ's - Navigating session   Word 25kB
Exploring Resolutions PDF 350kB  
What does it take for a bill to become law? PDF 470kB  
Hawaii State Legislature: A Quick Overview PDF 300kB Word 175kB
Quick View of How a Bill Becomes a Law PDF 95kB 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
How to use your voice at the Legislature PDF 90kB Word 45kB
Tips on communicating with legislators PDF 290kB Word 50kB
Which Deadlines Apply to Your Bill? PDF 100kB Word 70kB
Hawaii's government: an overview PDF 375kB  
Hawaii Legislature's Website: A Guide PDF 1.1 MB Word 2 MB
How to register an account on The Legislature's Website PDF 787kB
Budget Decipher for 2018 PDF 170kB
How to Receive Hearing Notices by Email PDF 67kB Word 42kB
Conference Committees and Gov's timeline PDF 170kB