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Public Access Room - Discovering the Public’s Power in the Legislative Process ​

Are you interested in learning how a bill becomes a law? Would you like assistance in submitting testimony on a particular bill?

The Public Access Room (PAR) was established in 1989 to provide free services and resources to assist members of the public that are interested in getting involved in the legislative process. 

Workshops and tutorials on the legislative process are offered, and staff are available answer any questions about the process of submitting testimony.  Other resources available include:

  • Computers and office supplies to track bills and prepare testimony;
  • Workspace for writing, researching and conducting small meetings;
  • Complete copies of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) and Session Laws;
  • A television for live-viewing of House and Senate proceedings.

For more information, or to access these services and resources, visit the Public Access Room on the 4th floor of the State Capitol, or contact them below.

Hawaii State Capitol Room 401

(808) 587-0478

Session Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 6:00pm

Interim Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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