Hawai’i State Legislature

The Hawai’i State Legislature is one of two decision-making channels for energy. The Legislature consists of two bodies: the House and the Senate. The passing of laws is completed during the legislative session held from January to May. Bills are introduced and go through standing committees in the House and Senate for review and amendment. Upon agreement from both sides, approved bills are sent to the Governor’s office to be signed into law. 

Additional Resources:

A Citizen’s Guide to Participation in the Legislative Process

Hawai’i Act Database

HEPF compiled a database of acts related to energy, climate change, and transportation enacted between 1999 and 2020. We built upon the spreadsheets provided by the Hawai’i State Legislature by filtering for related acts, categorizing them by topic, and linking them to the corresponding Hawai’i Revised Statutes, act text, and measure history. Please check back for annual updates.

Last Updated: 3/11/2022