During the 1989 Legislative
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
An Overview of the Public Access Room (pdf, 180kB)
415 So Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-0478 phone
(808) 587-0749 TTY phone
(808) 587-0793 fax
M-F 7:45p - 6p
M-F 9a - 5p
From the Neighbor Islands,
dial toll free:
followed by the extension:
Ext. 7-0478 office
Ext. 7-0793 fax