The 2001 Hawai'i State Legislature
How to reach your representative and senator
The 25-member Senate will begin the 2001 session with a new leadership organization led by Senate President Robert Bunda, who replaces retired Senate President Norman Mizuguchi. A handful of senators lost powerful positions in the reorganization and in protest refused Bundas offer to lead various committees, but it is unclear whether or how that will affect the Senates work this session.
The Senate, which remains generally sympathetic to the public worker unions, is made up of 22 Democrats and three Republicans. Democrats will be faced with funding public worker pay raises as well as Gov. Ben Cayetanos second try at reforming the civil service system.
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.
|Jan Yagi Buen
D-4th (W. Maui, Molokai, Lanai)
|President Robert Bunda
D-22nd (Wahiawa, Waialua,Sunset Beach)
|Avery B. Chumbley
D-6th (E. Maui, N. Kauai)
D-7th (S. Kauai, Niihau)
|Suzanne Chun Oakland
D-14th (Palama, Alewa Heights)
|J. Kalani English
D-5th (Kahului, Upcountry Maui)
D-12th (Makiki, Ala Moana, Tantalus)
D-21st (Barbers Point, Makaha)
R-25th (Kailua, Waimanalo)
R-24th (Kaneohe, Kailua)
D-17th (Pacific Palisades, Pearl City)
|Les Ihara Jr.
D-10th (Waikiki, Kaimuki)
|Lorraine R. Inouye
D-1st (Hawi, N. Kona, Waimea)
D-20th (Ewa Beach, Makakilo, Kapolei)
D-19th (Waipahu, Pearl City)
|Donna Mercado Kim
D-15th (Kalihi Valley, Aiea)
D-3rd (Kau, Kona)
D-9th (Waialae, Palolo)
D-2nd (S. Hilo, Puna)
D-18th (Waipio Gentry, Wahiawa)
D-23rd (Kaneohe, Kahuku)
D-16th (Moanalua, Salt Lake)
R-8th (Waialae Iki, Hawaii Kai)
D-13th (Nuuanu, Downtown, Sand I.)
D-11th (McCully, Moiliili, Manoa)