There is a simple way to participate in the state legislative process in Hawaii. Many of our rules and regulations are set and controlled by Hawaii Revises Statutes (HRS) which can trump Maui County Code(MCC). Each year before the new State Legislative Session opens in January, The Public Access Room’s (PAR) annual Neighbor Island outreach program comes to Kihei to help insure our residents can be informed. For 2013, our date is December 3 at 5:30 PM at the Community Center for a two hour presentation. People are welcome to attend either or both parts of the sessions.  

Part 1 (1st hour): How the Legislative Process Works (and How to Work It)

Part 2 (2nd hour): Digging Deeper (interactive session)

The PAR, a division of the State of Hawaii’s non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau, is the public’s office at the State Capitol and has long been devoted to assisting residents as they engage in State legislative government