Senate Bill 1034 would still allow for physical meetings, but there are worries that one provision in the bill could limit meeting access to some individuals.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says it does not plan to cooperate with the group if two resolutions pass the Legislature.
The opinion is a departure from other federal rulings that have generally upheld Second Amendment rights. Meanwhile, firearm permit applications rose 63% in 2020.
Updated: While most members of the public can’t visit the State Capitol during the 2021 legislative session, the ability of some lobbyists to gain access raises questions of fairness.
The legislation, scheduled for a hearing Friday, comes even as a state watchdog has been trying to make it easier for candidates to report advertising activities.
The fate of two state boards tasked with standardizing police practices and reforming the jail system depends on agreement between the Legislature and Gov. David Ige.
An estimated $1.6 billion federal relief package may not be enough to cover all of Hawaii’s financial obligations due in the next several years.