Participate in the Hawaii State Legislative Process

Hawaii State CapitolINTRODUCTION

The Hawaii State Legislature convened on January 17, 2024. Public libraries are here to support your access and participation with the in-person or virtual legislative process.

We have created a Quick Guide to get you started, and additional resources are available on the Legislative Reference Bureau’s Public Access Room website. You can also contact them by calling (808) 587-0478.

All public library branches are able to provide the following:

  • Computers with Internet access. Learn more about Computer Time at the Library.
  • If you are using your own device, WiFi access is available inside and outside of all of our branches.
  • If you are scheduled to provide oral testimony, we can assist you in connecting to your hearing. Please contact your local library to schedule a computer reservation and for assistance.

QUICK GUIDE

VIEWING HEARINGS AND FLOOR SESSIONS
All hearings and floor sessions will be broadcast via YouTube. View Live and On-Demand Video

TESTIMONY
All testimony must be submitted through the Hawaii State Legislature’s online system. Once registered with this system, you will be able to set up a personalized account to create measure tracking lists, submit written testimony without the need to re-enter required information, and receive hearing notice notifications by email.  Committees will not be able to accept written testimony via email. All testimony must be submitted online using the State Legislature’s online form.

REGISTER
Complete the online registration form with the Hawaii State Legislature. To learn how to register, view a YouTube video or download the registration instructions.

SUBMIT TESTIMONY ONLINE
Login to your Hawaii State Legislature Account. Make sure to submit your testimony 24 hours before the hearing. The Hawaii State Legislature has put together Testimony Instructions.

For more information on the Hawaii legislative process, visit the Legislative Reference Bureau’s website.

In State holiday observance of King Kamehameha I Day, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.