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The Legislative Reference Bureau assists the Hawai`i State Legislature by providing impartial research,consultation, and document drafting services, maintaining a research library, statutes revision and publication, operating a computerized legislative information system, and providing resources to enhance public participation in the legislative process.
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Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau

What's New

2018 Legislative Statistics

Includes updated reporting of Number of Bills Introduced, Passed, Enacted, and/or Vetoed, and Number of Resolutions Introduced and Adopted.

(PDF, 1 MB) Available for download.

Hawaii Directory of State, County and Federal Officials

Download department and agency directory listings. Includes office, title, phone and fax numbers, and mail and email addresses.

(PDF, 5 MB) Available for download.

Requests by the Hawaii State Legislature to Agencies and Officials of Federal, State and County Governments and Quasi-public and Private Agencies.

Specific requests for submission of information back to the Legislature, excluding annual and other reports requested on an indefinite basis.

(PDF, 538 kB) Available for download.

Hawaii Administrative Rules 2017 Table of Statutory Sections Implemented and Directory

This edition of the Hawaii Administrative Rules Table of Statutory Sections Implemented and Directory of Administrative Rules includes all of the rules of Hawaii state government agencies filed with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in the Hawaii Administrative Rules format prior to January 1, 2018. All prior versions of the Table are superseded.

(PDF, 696 KB) Available for download.

Crossover Bills - Regular Session of 2018

This publication includes all bills in the current legislature which passed Third Reading as of March 8, 2018. This publication has been created by the Legislative Reference Bureau - Systems Office.

Includes bill number, title, introducer, description, and current status of the bill. It reflects data recorded up to and including March 8, 2018.

(PDF, 1 MB) Available for download.

Report of the Affordable Health Insurance Working Group.

Act 43 Session Laws of Hawaii 2017 established the Affordable Health Insurance Working Group to address the complexities of the health care system in Hawaii and the related uncertainty over the future of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The Legislative Reference Bureau assisted in the preparation of this report.

(PDF, 163 KB) Available for download.

The Amendments to Session Laws List , 1982 - 2017 special session. (pdf)

The Amendments to Session Laws List shows all of the session laws that have been amended from 1982 up through the Special Session of 2017. However, the List does not include the budget bills of the State or any state agency. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this List. If you find any discrepancies, please contact the LRB Revision of Statutes division at 587-0670.

(PDF, 150kB) Available for download.

Legislative Aids and Manuals

The Bureau continues to make available online its many handbooks and guides to the legislative process. Including, How To Research Constitutional, Legislative, And Statutory History In Hawai`i, and the companion volumes, Directory and Guide to Government in Hawai`i, the documents are downloadable in pdf. Limited print copies are available from the Library.

Digital Services

The Library publishes its twitter, @LRBlibrary, to highlight the trends, issues and resources behind today's news of interest to our Hawaii legislative community. Links to full-text documents, web sites, and news stories.

Our news aggregator service updated each morning, iClips delivers selected daily news links harvested from online local and national news providers.
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