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WORKSHOPS: Introduction to Legislative Process

October 14, 2018, 1:30 PM HST
* Updated October 3, 1:50 PM
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With a new legislative session just around the corner, now is an ideal time for the public to learn more about how laws are created in our state and what citizens can do to have a say in the process.

This year, the Public Access Room (PAR), at the Hawai‘i State Capitol Building, is offering two new workshops at various locations on Hawaiʻi Island.

One is geared towards newcomers and provides an introduction to the legislative process to get new participants ready for session. The second workshop is for those who already have an understanding of how laws are made and will focus on advanced advocacy tips on effective lobbying. “How-To” guides, informational handouts, and other resources will be available.

Workshop times include:

Monday, Oct. 29, Kailua-Kona – West Hawaiʻi Civic Center, Council Building “A” Conference Room; 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Beginner’s presentation
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Advanced presentation

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Tuesday, Oct. 30, Waimea – Thelma Parker Memorial Library; 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Beginner’s presentation
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Advanced presentation

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Wednesday, Oct. 31, Ocean View – Ocean View Community Center; 92-8924 Leilani Circle
1 to 2 p.m. Beginner’s presentation
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Advanced presentation

Thursday, Nov 1, Pāhoa – Pāhoa Community Center; Kauhale Street
1 to 2 p.m. Beginner’s presentation
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Advanced presentation

Thursday, Nov 1, Hilo – Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Training Room; 1055 Kino’ole St.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beginner’s presentation
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Advanced presentation

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While registration for the free workshops is encouraged, drop-ins are always welcome. To
register, get additional information, or ask about additional workshops during this annual visit,
contact PAR at (808) 587-0478 (toll free 974-4000, x 7-0478) or [email protected].

The Public Access Room (PAR), a division of the State of Hawai‘i’s non-partisan Legislative
Reference Bureau (LRB), is the public’s office at the State Capitol and assists residents as they
engage in State legislative government. The office was established in 1990, and there is never a
fee for services.

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