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Researching Legislative History

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Welcome Researchers!

This website is to help individuals interested in researching legislative history in Hawaii. An overview of the legislative process and a tutorial on researching Hawaii's legislative history are presented. This step-by-step guide is followed by a quiz and useful links to related resources.

Please email us with any comments or suggestions or use the comment section at the end of the Quiz page.

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Why do we do Legislative History Research?

  • To track changes in a particular statute
  • To find the original intent or purpose of the legislators who passed the statute
  • To discern legislative intent in an ambiguous or vague statute

Who needs to do Legislative History Research?

Attorneys

Researchers

Legislators

 

Judiciary Building

To Understand the Legislative Process

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