The 2001 Hawai'i State Legislature
How to reach your representative and senator
House of Representatives
The make-up of the 51-member House under Speaker Calvin Say changed dramatically in last year's election. Eleven members -- all Democrats -- either stepped down or lost in the election. Several of those seats were taken over by Republicans, who now number 19 members. With a larger group, Republicans are hoping to have a stronger influence in pushing classic GOP proposals such as eliminating the excise tax on food, rent and medical services and replacing the statewide Board of Education with smaller, locally-elected school boards.
Make your voice heard
Contact your legislators.
Join our discussion on what you would like to see the Legislature accomplish this year.
Start a petition. Visit our E the People town hall and get a movement going on the issues that matter to you.
More information on the Internet
The State Capitol Web site at www.capitol.hawaii.gov offers a variety of information including a legislative timetable, notices of when bills will be heard and links to lawmakers e-mail.
Also available at the site are texts of bills and resolutions introduced in 1999, which are still active.
Bills introduced this year will be added as they are filed. A legislative history of each measure are also available at the site along with records of what bills have been referred to each committee.
More information is also available at the Public Access Room in Room 401 of the State Capitol. Public Access Room staff have scheduled about 15 workshops on the legislative process, citizen lobbying and other subjects for January and February.
A workshop schedule is available at the Access Room Web page at www.state.hi.us/lrb/par. The Web site also features descriptions of how a bill becomes a law and links to other useful sites.
The Public Access Room is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The room has expanded hours just before the key legislative deadlines. The phone number is 587-0478.
Representatives by last name
A-J K-R S-Z
D-20th (Kapahulu, Moiliili)
|Speaker Calvin Say
D-18th (Palolo, St. Louis, Kaimuki)
D-24th (Makiki, Tantalus)
|Joseph M. Souki
D-8th (Waiehu, Maalaea, Napili)
R-15th (Kalama Valley, Portlock)
D-31st (Salt Lake, Moanalua)
|K. Mark Takai
D-34th (Waimalu, Newtown, Pearl City)
D-1st (Hamakua, N.Kohala)
D-36th (Pearl City, Waipahu)
R-49th (Kailua, Kaneohe Bay Dr.)
R-5th (N. & S. Kona, Kau)
D-35th (Pearl City, Pacific Palisades)
|Terry Nui Yoshinaga
D-22nd (Moiliili, McCully, Pawaa)