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  1. Panacea or Pipe Dream: Does Portugalís Drug Decriminalization Policy Translate for Hawaii? 216p.



  1. Tour Operators Under State Seller of Travel and Related Statutes. 24p.
  2. Commercial Leasing of Public Lands: State Policies Regarding Leases Near the End of Term. 48p.
  3. Can't See The Forest For The (Albizia) Trees: An Invasive Species Update. 416p.


  1. Is the Grass Always Greener? An Updated Look at Other State Medical Marijuana Programs. 69p.
  2. The Feasibility of Transferring the Office of Information Practices to the Department of Accounting and General Services. 108p.


  1. Commercial Leases: The Case for an Economic Analysis.. 47p. fact sheet
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mandated Benefits Coverage in Hawaii.
  3. State Reporting Requirements For General Use Pesticides. 31p.


  1. Report of the Insurance Verification Working Group. 90p.


  1. Hawaii Teacher Standards Board - Is Oversight Needed? 100p. fact sheet
  2. Through Kolekole Pass: Using Lualualei Naval Road As An Emergency Evacuation Route. 44p. fact sheet


  1. Vocational Services For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Through A Comprehensive Service Center. 92p. fact sheet
  2. Access, distribution, and security components of state medical marijuana programs. 31p. fact sheet
  3. A Review of the Capital Improvement Project Allotment Process and the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Education and the Department of Budget and Finance. 51p. fact sheet


  1. Cost Estimates For A Constitutional Convention. 111p. fact sheet
  2. Fair Or Foul? A Sports And Entertainment Management Program At The University Of Hawaii. (PDF, 1.7MB) 54p. fact sheet


  1. Selected Issues In Work-Family Policy; A Brief Overview. 67p. fact sheet
  2. Prescriptive Authority For Psychologists: Issues And Considerations. 104p. fact sheet
  3. Agribusiness Development Corporation: Revisited. 44p.
  4. A Survey of Adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse in Hawaii and Nationwide. 65p. fact sheet
  5. Workers' Compensation Fee Schedules, Maximum Allowable Fees, And Comparative Reimbursements. 113p. fact sheet
  6. Gimme A Break: Respite Care Services In Other States. 70p. fact sheet


  1. Bioprospecting: Issues And Policy Considerations. 122p. fact sheet
  2. On-Call Crisis In Trauma Care: Government Responses. 59p. fact sheet
  3. Rockslides: An Examination Of Legislation In Different States. 58p. fact sheet
  4. Variable Annuity Contracts Under State Statutes Relating To Securities And To Insurance. 109p. fact sheet
  5. Clarifying Statutory References In State Housing Agency Laws. 80p. fact sheet
  6. Medicaid And Quest Provider Payment And Reimbursement Rates. 182p. fact sheet


  1. Clarifying Statutory References To Public Schools As They Relate To New Century Charter Schools. 32p. fact sheet
  2. Feasibility Of A Noncontiguous Charter School District. 102p. fact sheet
  3. Decriminalization Of Nonserious Offenses: A Plan Of Action. 61p. fact sheet
  4. Cell Phone Use And Motor Vehicle Collisions: A Review Of The Studies. 32p. fact sheet


  1. The Question Of An Office Of International Affairs. 22p. fact sheet
  2. Wireless Enhanced 911 Working Group: Report Of Proceedings. 40p.
  3. Water Monitoring: Protecting The Auatic Environment*. 182p. *current online version contains no appendices. fact sheet
  4. In Search Of A Viable Distribution System For Hawaii's Medical Marijuana Program 39p. fact sheet


  1. Using Sick Leave To Care For Family Members: Issues And Options. 44p. fact sheet
  2. Issues Relating To Guardians Ad Litem. 96p. fact sheet
  3. Call Centers: A Duty To Disclose Their Location To Customers. 34p. fact sheet
  4. "Big Box" Retailing. 47p. fact sheet
  5. Real Property Leases 164p.


  1. Filling the Gaps in the Fight Against Invasive. 122p. fact sheet
  2. Family Law A Review of Selected Issues. 120p. fact sheet
  3. Take As Directed: Prescription Drug Options For Hawaii's Uninsured. 122p. fact sheet
  4. On the Level? Policy, Law and the Charter School Movement. 92p. fact sheet
  5. Private Sector Tourism Spending. 24p. fact sheet
  6. Sunrise Reviews: Regulatory Structures And Criteria. 54p. fact sheet
  7. Driving With Insulin-Treated Diabetes. 43p. fact sheet


  1. Criminal History Record Checks In Hawaii: Issues And Options. 116p.
  2. SPRBs For Private Schools: Practical And Constitutional Considerations. 155p.
  3. An Evaluation Of Hawaii's Agricultural Loan System. 82p.
  4. Federally Mandated State Programs During Fiscal Year 2001-2002. 130p.
  5. Kahana: What Is, What Was, What Can Be 80p.
  6. Socially Responsible Investing 148p.


  1. Privacy Of Medical Records: Enforcement of Hawaii's New Law. 38p.
  2. Elected Hawaiian Homes Commissioners? Weighing The Options. 45p.
  3. The Feasibility Of Establishing A Common Medical Fee Schedule For Workers' Compensation, Motor Vehicle Insurance, And Prepaid Health Care. 56p.
  4. A Hawaii Living Wage Law: Contracted State Services. 62p.
  5. Hawaii's Automatic Permit Approval Law. 292p.
  6. Social Work In Hawaii: An Examination Of Some Regulatory Issues. 114p.


  1. "Above The Line": A Review Of Selected Issues Concerning The State-Constructed Dental Licensing Examination. 96p.
  2. Undergrounding Public Utility Lines. 80p.
  3. A Review Of Hawaii's Domestic Violence And Abuse Laws. 93p.
  1. Aloha: The Heartbeat Of Our Land - A Study Of Selected Tourism Issues. 199p.
  2. Federally Mandated State Programs During Fiscal Year 1997-1998: Operating Funds. 139p.
  3. Heart And Soul: Anatomical Gifts For Hawaii's Transplant Community. 78p.
  4. Waikiki Developments: Streamling the Regulatory Process. 168p.
  5. Hawaiian Demographic Data: `Ehia Kanaka Maoli?". 179p.
  6. The Price Of Access: Fees For Copies Of State Administrative Agency Rules. 48p.
  7. Drugs, Alcohol And The Insanity Defense: The Debate Over "Settled" Insanity. 63p.
  8. The Medical Schedule Under The Workers' Compensation Law. 39p.


  1. Federally Mandated State Programs During Fiscal Year 1997-1998: Operating Funds. 135p.
  2. Plan(ning) Is Not A Four-Letter Word: A Formative Evaluation Of The Agribusiness Development Corporation. 70p.
  3. Privatizing Continuing Education of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons in Hawaii 136p.
  4. Teeth On Edge: The Debate On Dental Insurance In Hawaii. 126p.
  5. Determining A Judicial Salary Structure: What's Fair? 94p.


  • Hawaii Legislative Drafting Manual. Ninth Edition. 153p.
  • Guide To Government In Hawaii. Eleventh Edition. 220p.
  1. Volunteerism - A Risky Business? 130p.
  2. Competitive Practices in Hawaii's Health Care Industry (Pt 2). 36p.
  3. Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: An Examination of Seven Issues. 59p.
  4. Stop, Go, Caution: The Feasibility of Transferring the Traffic Violations Bureaus to the Counties. 71p.
  5. The Feasibility of Establishing a State Capitol Maintenance Program Under the Legislature. 49p.
  6. Fighting Battles in Modern American Castles: Condominium Dispute Resolution. 73p.


  1. Federally Mandated State Programs During the Fiscal Biennium 1993-1995. 159 p.
  2. Establishing an Energy Commission: a Feasibility Study. Hawaii Calling: Is There Something Better Than a Coconut Wireless? 138 p.
  3. Establishing an Energy Commission: a Feasibility Study. 66 p.
  4. Public, Education, and the Government Cable Television Access In Hawaii: Unscrambling the Signals. 88p.
  5. Regulating Hawaii's Petroleum Industry. 331p.
  6. To See or Not to See: Public Notice of Legal Ads. 115p.
  7. Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection in Hawaii: A Study of Selected Issues. 86p.
  8. Long-Term Care: A Single Entry Point for Three Populations. 200p.


  1. Consumer advocacy before the Air Carrier Commission. 71p.
  2. Tax Relief for Natural Disasters. 74 p. Out Of Print
  3. Motor Vehicle Registration Emblems in Hawaii. 50 p.
  4. "National Service" as Credited Service for Public Retirement: Issues and Discussion. 144 p.
  5. "Reinventing" Governance of Hawaii's Public Mental Health Delivery System, Problems, Options, and Possibilities. 159 p. Out of Print
  6. Examining the Idea of Nationhood for the Native Hawaiian People. 48p.
  7. The feasibility of Requiring Food Service Operations to Use Biodegradable or Recycled-Content Food Packaging. 39 p.
  8. In the Eye of the Beholder: the Feasibility of a Therapeutic Drug Law for Optometrists in Hawaii. 213 p.
  9. Social Effects of Gambling on Floating Vessels. 198p.
  10. The Family Center Demonstration Project Evaluation: The Final Report to the 1995 Legislature. 198 p.
  11. Factors Influencing Competition Among Health Plan Providers. 61 p.


  1. A Warehouse District for Hawaii? 68 p.
  2. Issues Concerning a Children's Trust Fund for Hawaii. 68 p.
  3. Quadriplegics in Hawaii. 70 p.
  4. Impact Aid and the Establishment of United States Department of Defense Schools in Hawaii. 142 p.
  5. Private Accreditation and State Authorization of Degree Granting and Non-Degree Granting Institutions in Hawaii. 214 p.
  6. Salaries and Benefits of Public School Principals and Vice-Principals. 94 p.
  7. A Review of the of the Definitions of Special, Revolving. and Trust Funds in Hawaii. 40 p.
  8. Childhood Cancer: The Challenge to Hawaii's Healthcare System. 55 p.
  9. University of Hawaii System Outreach Efforts on the Neighbor Islands. 34 p.
  10. Housing Finance and Development programs in Other States. 133 p.
  11. Non-profit Housing Development. 168 p.
  12. The Family Center Demonstration Project Evaluation: an Interim Report to the 1994 Legislature. 218 p


  1. Alternative Methods of Compensating Members of the OHA Board of Trustees. 88 p.
  2. Telecommuting: The Ride of the Future. 100 p. Out Of Print
  3. The Feasibility of Establishing a State Travel Agency in Hawaii. 63p.
  4. Literacy Programs in Hawaii and the Need for an Office of Literacy. 164 p.
  5. Gender-Neutralizing the Hawaii Revised Statutes. 35 p
  6. The Feasibility of Requiring all Licensed Attorneys to Carry Legal Malpractice Insurance. 120 p
  7. Phased Retirement for Public Employees. 94 p.
  8. Mail Order Pharmacy; First Class or Second Rate? 84 p.
  9. Cellular Phones and Highway Safety. 39 p.
  10. Certification and Licensure Requirements for Lodging and Tenement Facilities in Hawaii. 92 p.
  11. Hawaii's Adult Residential Care program; An Evaluation of Selected Concerns. 80 p.
  12. The University of Hawaii at Hilo: A Re-examination of the Issues of Separation from the University of Hawaii System. 208 p.Out of Print
  13. Family Leave 200 p.
  14. Two Aspects of Ridesharing: State Parking Control Policy and HOV Lane Enforcement. 61 p.
  15. The State Satellite Office Program . 77 p.
  16. Bends in the Road: Problems Affecting the Implementation of Capital Improvement Projects. 142 p.
  17. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Hawaii. 106 p.


  1. A Clash of Arms: The Great American Gun Debate. 200 p.
  2. Tuition Waivers for Hawaiian Students in Higher Education. 39 p.
  3. Sex Offender Treatment--lnteragency Coordination in Hawaii. 72 p.
  4. Trial Court Consolidation in Hawaii: The Road Already Taken? 74 p.
  5. Non-resident Traffic violation Enforcement. 44 p
  6. The Department of Education Budget: Selected Issues in Public School Funding and Accountability.134 p.


  1. New Categories of Teachers in Hawaii: A Review of a Concept. 118 p.
  2. A Study on the Feasibility of Establishing a State Equivalent of the Federal Vista Program. 64 p. 1990
  3. The feasibility of Centralized Motor Vehicle Administration in Hawaii. 138 p.
  4. Maintaining the Affordability of State-Subsidized Housing. 38 p.
  5. A Taste of Aloha: Food Labeling Laws in Hawaii. 52 p.
  6. Regulation of Hawaii's Roofing Industry. 47 p.
  7. Generic Drug Substitution: Role and Function. 47 p.
  8. Working to Learn/Learning to Work: Secondary Education's Dilemma. 52 p.


  1. Intrafamily child sexual abuse: exploring sentencing alternatives to incarceration. 75 p.
  2. Access to property insurance in areas susceptible to naturaldisasters. 56 p.
  3. Parental or family leave in Hawaii. 126 p.
  4. Condominium governance: an examination of some issues. 119 p.
  5. Collateralization requirements for state deposits. 82 p.
  6. Special education in Hawaii: some current problems. 146 p.
  7. Pathfinders: administrative codes, registers, and state bluebooks. 191 p.
  8. Some aspects of quality assurance in home care for Hawaii's elderly. 95 p.
  9. Care of high risk infants in Hawaii. 97 p.
  10. Tax credits and care for the elderly: the public policy issues. 81 p.
  11. Roads in limbo: an analysis of the state, county jurisdictional dispute. 135 p.
  12. Occupational and physical therapists in public schools: the questfor parity. 106 p.
  13. Declaratory rulings and the Environmental Council. 67 p.
  14. Rideshare policies and programs: a review. 43 p.
  15. Financing higher education: alternative planning and savingsprograms for Hawaii's families. 153 p.


  1. Ohana zoning: a five year review. 108 p.
  2. State funding for the Bishop Museum. 118 p.
  3. Utility financing of energy conservation: a short term approach to Hawaii's oil dependency. 106 p.
  4. Small business: current problems and opportunities. 140 p.
  5. Sanitary landfills in Hawaii (with a case study of Puu Palailai). 108 p.
  6. Trash: a commentary on a proposal. 126 p.
  7. Access to confidential records in a state archives. 53 p.
  8. A comparative study of the utilization and effects of commercial leases and operating licenses in Hawaii. 116 p.
  9. Pharmaceutical assistance for the elderly. 46 p.
  10. Employer assisted dependent care. 72 p.
  11. Feasibility of establishing a state veterans facility forveterans as a distinct group of the elderly. 153 p.


  1. Definition of an "independent contractor" under Hawaii's labor laws. 181 p.
  2. Assuring dignity in long-term care for the elderly. 92 p.
  3. Convention center site selection study. 249 p.
  4. Bus transportation for public school students on Oahu. 85 p.
  5. Sponsorship of state commemorative medallions: a feasibility study for Hawaii. 93 p.
  6. Ownership patterns of land beneath Hawaii's condominiums andcooperative housing projects. 92 p.
  7. Two land recording systems. 58 p.
  8. Health care benefit costs for retired public employees: issuesand funding options. 58 p.
  9. The sugar industry in Hawaii: an action plan. 69 p.


  1. The residential landlord, tenant code. 113 p.


  1. The feasibility of environmental reorganization for Hawaii. 145 p.
  2. Third party reimbursement of clinical social workers. 61 p.
  3. Statewide standardized testing program of the Dept. of Education. 71 p.
  4. The flexible working hours program for state employees. 92 p.


  1. A home equity conversion program for Hawaii's elderly homeowners. 90 p.


  1. A department of corrections for Hawaii: a feasibility study. 87 p.


  1. Review of the implementation of the Hawaii Correctional MasterPlan. 76 p.
  2. Condominium conversions in Hawaii. 96 p.
  3. Marine resources and aquaculture programs in the State of Hawaii. 43 p.


  1. Economic security for older persons in Hawaii: some issues,problems, and opportunities. 192 p.


  1. Generic drug substitution: feasibility for Hawaii. 204 p.
  2. Preserving the quality of life in Hawaii: a strategy for population growth control. 220 p.
  3. Equality of rights: statutory compliance. 73 p.


  1. The feasibility of integrating human services in Hawaii: some issues, problems, and opportunities. 262 p.


  1. Towards a definition of death. 181 p.
  2. Iolani Palace complex: some directions for the future. 186 p.


  1. Privileged communication and counseling in Hawaii. 143 p.


  1. Sanctify the scales: a study of consumer protection in Hawaii. 195 p.
  2. Vocational education in Hawaii: an examination of itsadministration. 129 p.
  3. Feed for Hawaii's livestock industry: some problems and prospects.124 p.
  4. Prepaid legal services and Hawaii. 87 p.


  1. Window to the sea: a study of the Waikiki Aquarium. 239 p.


  1. Elderly Affairs. 279 p.
  2. In-migration as a component of Hawaii population growth: its legal implications. 90 p.
  3. Child care in Hawaii: an overview. 284 p.


  1. New car warranties. 71 p.
  2. The implications of year round education for Hawaii's public schools. 88 p.


  1. Hawaii Legislative Manual. 87 p.
  2. Prepaid health care in Hawaii. 97 p.
  3. Hawaii law school study. 105 p.
  4. Licensure of foreign dental graduates. 66 p.
  5. Special education in Hawaii: part I. 148 p.
  6. Special education in Hawaii: part II. 151 p.


  1. Trial of traffic cases in Hawaii. 53 p.
  2. New patterns of health care: the physician's assistant. 83 p.


  1. Temporary disability insurance. 212 p.
  2. Intoxicating liquor laws in Hawaii and the industry. 312 p.
  3. Credit life and credit disability insurance in Hawaii. 52 p
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  5. Nursing in Hawaii, 1968. 52 p.
  6. Public land policy in Hawaii: an historical analysis. 200 p.
  7. Compliance of state agencies with the Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act. 67 p.


  1. Practical guide to the Uniform Commercial Code in Hawaii: Articles 1, 2, 6, 7, and 9. 290 p.
  2. The Hawaii wage and hour law: employee coverage and economic effects. 62 p.
  3. Compliance of county agencies with the Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act. 50 p.
  4. Quest for compensatory education in the State of Hawaii. 97 p.
  5. Dental care for the indigent and medically indigent in the Stateof Hawaii. 97 p.
  6. Regulation of political contributions. 158 p.


  1. Trading stamp legislation. 62 p.
  2. Public housing in Hawaii: the evolution of housing policy. 2v. - v.1, v.2
  3. Public land policy in Hawaii: major landowners. 131 p.
  4. Dental care for the indigent and medically indigent in the Stateof Hawaii. 97 p.
  5. Hawaii tax rate distribution estimates. 223 p.


  1. Hawaii legisltive manual: A handbook for legislators. 81 p.
  2. Public land policy in Hawaii: land reserved for public use. 94 p.
  3. Education in a changing world of work in a democratic society. 157 p.


  1. Public land policy in Hawaii: the multiple-use approach. 95 p.


  1. 1. The Hawaiian Homes Program: 1920-1963; a concluding report. 52 p.
  2. Public land policy in Hawaii: land exchanges. 79 p.
  3. College and the needy student in Hawaii. 2v.


  1. Study of the workmen's compensation law in Hawaii. 154 p.
  2. Hawaii's general excise tax.. 53 p.
  3. Nonresident students and the University of Hawaii.. 90 p.
  4. The role of the state in the regulation of pharmacy.. 159 p.
  5. The Uniform Commercial Code and the Hawaii law. 346 p.


  1. Tax problems and fiscal policy in Hawaii. 74 p.
  2. Hawaii Legislative Manual. Rev. ed. 80 p.
  3. Nursing and nursing education in Hawaii. 117 p.


  1. Disaster relief: considerations for state action. 60 p.
  2. Free choice of physician in Hawaii's medical care program; an appraisal. 21 p.
  3. Real property tax exemption in Hawaii.. 29 p.
  4. School boards and public education: selected aspects of school administration and possible implications for Hawaii. 139 p.
  5. Public land policies of the United States and the mainland states. 67 p.
  6. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. 89 p.
  7. Care of the chronically ill and disabled aged. 44 p.
  8. The Hawaii Antitrust Act. 68 p.


  1. Pre-session filing and related procedures.. 38 p.
  2. Capital improvements programs in Hawaii: a review of state legislative and executive responsibilities. 47 p.
  3. The costs of hospitalization for indigents in Hawaii. 42 p.
  4. Public assistance in Hawaii: statutory provisions and trends in payments. 31 p.


  1. The foreign trade zone, its feasibility in Hawaii.; supplement 40 p.
  2. The administration of indigent medical care in Hawaii. 55 p.


  1. Revision of state or territorial statutes. 26 p.
  2. >Reapportionment of the Territorial Legislature. 46 p.
  3. Hawaii Legislative Manual (1958). 88p


  1. A study of extending unemployment insurance to agricultural labor in Hawaii. 64 p.
  2. A study of large land owners in Hawaii. 28 p.
  3. Mineral rights and mining laws. 49 p.
  4. Administration of territorial courts: a report to the ChiefJustice of the Territorial Supreme Court. 30 p.


  1. Residential treatment of maladjusted children, a survey and recommendations for Hawaii. 80 p.
  2. Jury fees in civil cases. 53 p.


  1. A digest of proposals for combatting unemployment in Hawaii. 52 p.


  1. Konohiki fishing rights. 41 p.
  2. Home rule in Hawaii. 45 p.
  3. Governmental employment in Hawaii. 25 p.
  4. Governmental use of automobiles in Hawaii: a study of publicly owned and privately reimbursed automobile usage in the Territory of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu. 68 p.