This section contains information related to the islands of Hawai’i. I have included links to some relevant websites:
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The following sites provide a direct link to Hawai’i’s Senators and Representatives.
All U.S. states have two senators in the United States Senate. Hawaii has two representatives in the United States House of Representatives.
Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms. Senators represent the entire state.
The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts — 2 in Hawaii — each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House for a two-year term. Representatives are also called congressmen/congresswomen.
Hawaii State Legislature – This website provides “Legislation at your Fingertips.” You can use the Keywords search function, on the left to begin bill tracking. The Search Examples tip, on the bottom-left hand corner can help narrow your search. With the bill number, the website offers a variety of services:
- Measure Tracking: Click the Measure Tracking icon, set up your personal account, create a list name and add measure(s) to track. You will now have the status and update information of all the bills on your list.
- Submit Testimony: Click the Submit Testimony icon for instructions to submit online testimony. Please note: In order to submit online testimony the measure must be referred to a committee and currently be scheduled for a hearing.
- Hearing Notification: After clicking the Hearing Notification icon, you will be asked to set up your account if you don’t have one. You will then be brought to a screen to enter the bill and/or resolution numbers or the committees you’d like to receive hearing notices for. Once a bill is introduced you can also set up a specific bill is introduced you can also set up a specific tracker to follow that bill and its progress through session.
- Video Streams: The Legislature will stream live over the internet selected committee hearings and the daily Senate and House floor sessions. Links to the live and archived audio and video streams are accessible from the website.
- Floor Sessions: The Senate usually convenes at 11:30 am; the House at noon.