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
*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
*updated for 2017
PDF 61kB
Senate Seating Chart
*updated for 2017
PDF
240kB
 
 
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
*updated for 2017
PDF
35kB
 
House Seating Chart
*updated for 2017
PDF
35kB
 
 
Session Calendar
*updated for 2017
PDF
75kB
Word
100kB
Legislative Email Directory
*updated for 2017
PDF 30kB Excel 20kB
House & Senate Room, Phone, Fax
*updated for 2017
PDF 55kB Word 20kB
Office Managers List
*updated for 2017
PDF 103kB Excel 20kB
Committee Clerks List
*updated for 2017
PDF 170kB Word 30kB
Capitol Map PDF
1 MB
 
Glossary Of Key Legislative Terms PDF 95kB  
 
FAQ's - Navigating session   Word 25kB
Exploring Resolutions *NEW* PDF 350kB  
What does it take for a bill to become law? PDF 470kB Word 225kB
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 *NEW* PDF 90kB Word 45kB
Tips on communicating with legislators *NEW* PDF 290kB Word 50kB
Which Deadlines Apply to Your Bill? *NEW* PDF 100kB Word 70kB
Hawaii's government: an overview *NEW* PDF 375kB  
Hawaii Legislature's Website: A Guide PDF 1.1 MB Word 2 MB
Budget Decipher for 2017 PDF 170kB Word 100kB
How to Receive Hearing Notices by Email PDF 67kB Word 42kB