Legislation

The Hawaii 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. 

Act Database

HEPF compiled a database of acts related to energy, climate change, and transportation enacted between 2002 and 2018. We built upon the spreadsheets provided by capitol.hawaii.gov by filtering for related acts, categorizing them by topic, and linking them to the corresponding Hawaii Revised Statutes, act text, and measure history. Please check back for annual updates.

Download HEPF Act Database 2002-2018 (excel)

2019 Legislative Session Energy Bills

The Hawaii Energy Policy Forum compiled a summary of energy related bills introduced during the 2019 legislative session. It documents the progression of bills and outlines the final scope of bills passed.

Download HEPF 2019 Energy Bills (excel)

Last updated 5/21/19