Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki is letting folks know of some changes to the website of the Hawaii State Legislature.

“After each Legislative session, the House looks for ways to improve the Capitol website,” he said in an email blast this week. “By making a few updates to the current searches and adding some new features, searching for documents will be much easier.”

Saiki says to contact his office if there are any questions.

Here are the changes, according to a press release:

  • Session Laws of Hawaii: This database includes pdfs of all legislative acts from 1959-2018 which were scanned from the official Session Laws of Hawaii publication compiled and published by the LRB Revisor of Statutes. You can select any Act by year or search across the entire database by keyword, and filters are available to refine your search. The subject matter Index and Table Showing the Effect of Acts is also available for each year.
  • Home Page Update: Functions previously available on the home page have been consolidated, making it easier to navigate and access important information more quickly.
    • Three new buttons have been added to the middle of the page:
      • Hearings: Information about current and upcoming hearings. You can also search for hearings by measure number or by date.
      • Order of the Day: Links to the current House and Senate OD. You can also search for the ODs for any day of the current session.
      • Broadcasts/Videos: Calendar of House and Senate committee hearings and floor sessions. Olelo channel and neighbor island broadcast information and a link to the hearing notice is available. You can also access livestreams and an on-demand video and audio archive of Senate and House hearings and floor sessions.
    • Bills/Committee Reports keyword search: You can search through the current session of bills and committee reports by typing in a specific bill number or by keyword search. Click on the “How to use the Searchboxes” link at the top left of the home page for keyword search examples and instructions on how to refine your search.

A screen shot of the Hawaii State Legislature website on June 28.

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