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The members of Civil Beat’s editorial board focused on ‘Let The Sunshine In’ are Patti Epler, Chad Blair and Richard Wiens.

Dozens of bills at the Hawaii Legislature focused on improving government ethics, transparency, accountability, elections and operations remain alive at the session’s halfway mark.

As of March 9, the First Crossover deadline at the Legislature, many of the proposals from the House Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct are advancing at the Capitol.

Bill numbers and companion measures, titles and descriptions, the latest status of the bills and the primary committee chair referrals and contacts are provided below.

This page is broken into three sections: the measures that came from the so-called Foley commission, the blue-ribbon panel of experts led by retired Judge Dan Foley; dozens of other bills coming from lawmakers and agencies such as the Hawaii State Ethics Commission and the Campaign Spending Commission; and the bills that are in all likelihood dead — “deferred” — for the 2023 session that concludes May 4.

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Use the “Details” tab that opens a new page with additional information, including key lawmakers to contact about the bill, and links to the Legislature’s website. Updates to all bills are made on a regular basis.

If you see any bill that you think should be included in this list — or anything else we can be shining a light on — please email us at sunshine@civilbeat.org.

Here’s what’s alive from the 31 proposals recommended by the Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct:

Here’s what’s alive with other sunshine bills proposed for the 2023 legislative session:

And here’s the graveyard of bills that are dead for this year barring an unexpected revival:

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About the Author

The Sunshine Editorial Board

The members of Civil Beat’s editorial board focused on ‘Let The Sunshine In’ are Patti Epler, Chad Blair and Richard Wiens.

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Good info. But which bills are dead that shouldn't be dead...and who (by name, and photo) help kill them? That would be great reading! Aloha.

Kalama · 1 week ago

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