2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - WEEK 3
From Honolulu Republican Party, February 9, 2020
In the News
Candidate filing opened on Monday February 3, 2020 and the Office of Elections first report was posted Friday. The deadline to file nomination papers is June 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. An updated list of candidates will be available every Friday after 4:30pm HERE.
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week In Review
Grassroots Institute - Wacky Season at the Legislature!
Tax Foundation Hawaii - More Special Funds!
HFA - Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials
HFP - Road Usage Charge: DoT Wants to Know How Much Spying Motorists Accept
CB - Plan For Dramatic Expansion Of Hawaii Pre-K Programs Still Lacks Details
HNN - Gun Laws Discussed at Hawaii State Capitol this Week
Hawaii Votes by Mail - UPDATE
Election Officials Announce Voting by Mail - Find out more HERE.
ALERT - If you haven't received the postcard, you should check your voter registration by visiting www.olvr.hawaii.gov or by calling the County Elections Division.
Full Honolulu County Republican Party Legislation Tracking Report - https://legiscan.com/reports/zsg9f4br
Top Legislation Tracking Report - https://legiscan.com/reports/1wtwkzy9
Second Amendment Legislation Tracking Report - https://legiscan.com/reports/68kkx9hi (Mahalo to our friends at the Hawaii Firearms Coalition)
Voting Legislation Tracking Report - https://legiscan.com/reports/f9zw104w.
NEW - Deferral Report - https://legiscan.com/reports/kuyjtymo (Deferring a bill may allow the committee more time to consider it, gain consensus, or prepare an amended draft for the future vote by the committee. If a bill is deferred, the committee must bring the bill back for public decision-making to pass it. If not, the bill simply stays in that committee.)
Your voice and opinions are powerful. Your legislators were elected to represent your concerns. It is up to you to voice concerns and to make your voice heard. If you take the time to convey your thoughts to your elected officials and follow up with them, your message will have great impact, but everyone must get involved.
See the Honolulu County Republican Party committee report here https://legiscan.com/reports/xpy54f4x (as of January 31). Check back often for committee updates so you can submit your testimony.
- GREEN = Support
- RED = Oppose
- BLUE = Undecided
Make sure you don’t miss a chance to offer testimony on bills that interest you. List of present and future hearings can be found at LINK.
Testimony for legislative measures scheduled for hearing by the House or Senate should be delivered at least 24 hours prior to the hearing and may be submitted in person, by fax, or electronically as indicated on the hearing notice.
Testimony for legislative measures scheduled for hearing by the House or Senate may be submitted electronically through the Hawaii State Legislature's website at www.capitol.hawaii.gov by clicking on the button marked "Submit Testimony" and following the on-screen instructions.
Testimony for legislative measures scheduled for hearing by the Senate may also be faxed to 586-6659 (Oahu) or 1-800-586-6659 (Neighbor Islands).
SENATE HEARING LATE TESTIMONY - Testimony received after the 24-hour deadline will be posted to the Capitol website within 24 hours after the hearing has adjourned and may be marked as "late".
HOUSE HEARING LATE TESTIMONY - Staff will try to incorporate additional testimony received within 24 hours of the hearing if possible. The hearing committee will post testimony received "on-time" to the Capitol website at the beginning of the hearing. Testimony received after the 24-hour deadline may be marked as "late" but will be posted to the Capitol website as soon as possible following the hearing. Testimony submitted after the hearing will not be considered or posted.
FEB 14 – FIRST LATERAL (BILLS) – All bills referred to more than one committee (i.e., those with multiple referrals) must move to their final committee in the originating chamber by this day.
FEB 20 – 26 MANDATORY 5-DAY RECESS – Hawaii’s Constitution mandates a 5-day recess between the 20th and 40th days of the regular session. Neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate convene or assemble formally in chamber on recess days. Committee hearings do take place.
FEB 28 – FIRST DECKING (BILLS) – Deadline for bills to emerge from all their committees (with committee reports filed) and be submitted to the clerk of the originating chamber. This “decking” ensures a mandatory 48 hour opportunity for final review by the chamber’s members before they are asked to vote on the third reading. Note: A bill must pass three readings (votes) in each chamber before being enrolled to the governor.
Full Calendar is available HERE.
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