August 15, 2010

Public comments for Acts 1 thru 29 are catalogued and uploaded

Filed under: Hawaii State Politics — Doug @ 12:36 pm

I noticed after I was already several hours into working on this batch that I am not following the plan I had made to deal first with all the bills that were approved, then the veto overrides, and then the vetoed measures not overridden. It turns out that I collated the veto overrides along with the approved bills (the records had been bundled by Act number, and I forgot that veto overrides are also numbered (re-)starting at one). It’s really not a big deal, so I am continuing with that organization scheme. Besides, the newly-updated document index still reflects the nature of each record; my document numbering system is purely arbitrary, of course.

So, what’s in this batch of records pertaining to legislation that passed the 2009 regular session? Among the more notable subjects: the so-called “card check” legislation (with, hard to believe, zero public comments received in support?), medical marijuana, naturopathy regulation, and workers compensation. Dig in! Leave a comment if any of this is useful or interesting to you, please.

As ever, to look at any particular document, point your browser to
[substituting the asterisks with the four-digit document number you want, using leading zeros as needed]. For example, here is the link to view the first page of public comments. REMINDER: all of the contents of this site (to include the uploaded documents) are published under a Creative Commons license. Please, respect the terms of that license.

META: Senator Ihara told me six days ago that the Senate Clerk would contact me regarding hosting these records at the Capitol website. So far, I haven’t heard a peep from her, though. I’ve completed over 1000 records, and there are at least that many more to be catalogued, scanned, and uploaded. I have spare time to only do a few hundred records per week. Have patience, please.

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