415 So Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-0478 phone
(808) 587-0749 TTY phone
(808) 587-0793 fax
M-F 7:45a - 6p
M-F 8a - 4:30p
From the Neighbor Islands,
dial toll free:
followed by the extension:
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Ext. 7-0793 fax
A special page to quickly find who to call and where to go.
*New* Brown Bag Workshops
In April we will be offering a series of "Legislature 201" workshops for the public. Bring your lunch and join us!
Floor Sessions and Orders of the Day: Tuesday, April 7th, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Learn about what takes place on session days in the House and Senate chambers (and why it's important); understand some of the rules and traditions governing floor proceedings; become comfortable interpreting and following the agendas.
Odd Things Happen! : Thursday, April 9th, 12 noon-1 p.m.
You may know "how a bill becomes a law," but you'll be surprised by some of the unusual (and sometimes bewildering) things that have been known to happen at the Legislature.
Conference Committees: Thursday, April 16th, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Understanding this end-of-session process can be a challenge for everyone. We'll offer some tips, information, and strategies that can help.
"We the Powerful" Workshops
You can still participate in our standard "We the Powerful" workshop -- just call or email to schedule a time! The presentation includes: understanding the legislative process, delivering effective testimony, using the Legislature's website, and an overview of other resources. Let us know your level of knowledge and experience, and we will do our best to tailor the workshop accordingly.
- (pdf, 275KB)
- Written Testimony: The Bare Basics (pdf, 75kB)
- Hawaii Legislature's Website: A Guide (pdf, 400kB)
- PAR Flyer
- We the Powerful (Powerpoint slideshow/20MB); includes a guide to the Legislature's new website.
- We the Powerful
- (pdf update coming soon) to access notes to select pages on this pdf edition of our presentation, place your cursor over the little dialogue bubble icon at the top of the page. To keep notes open, double-click the bubble icon. Includes a guide to the Legislature's new website.
Download excerpts from, A Participant's Guide to Hawaii State