Our voices matter! By reaching out to our local representatives and requesting support of bills that help us meet our electrification of transportation goals, we’re able to influence change.
The 2022 Hawaii Legislative session has begun! Hawaii EV will be tracking EV-related bills that are introduced in this session and will be tracking them here. We will also share our testimony and encourage others to do the same. This year, we will be collaborating more closely with other local environmental groups to increase the volume of support.
You can help!
A relatively simple way to encourage support of bills that support our clean energy and sustainability goals is to submit testimony ahead of bills being heard by the legislature. Similarly, writing to our local representatives to encourage support of the bills can help. We ask that you’ll take the time to share your support.
Let us know if you’d like to subscribe to our Action Alerts. As we hear about bills that require our support, we will send out email to call attention to bills that require testimony. This will help our leaders hear your voice.
How to Submit Testimony
To submit testimony to the Hawaii Legislature, you’ll need to have an account (you’ll need to log in before you can submit testimony). To create an account, go to the Hawaii State Legislature Registration Page. and click the ‘Register’ link in the upper right corner.
For tutorials covering account set-up, signing up for notices of hearings, submitting testimony, and other relevant actions, visit the Legislative Reference Bureau resource page.
Wondering what to include in your testimony? Hawaii EV has compiled a growing list of:
Guide to the Hawaii Legislature Website – This guide provides details to help you navigate the website.
Live and On-Demand Video – Committee hearings will be viewable live stream and on-demand videos on YouTube. Visit this page for details.
Demystifying the legislative process – This 25-minute videa was produced by Hawaii Environmental Change Agents. In it, John Kawamoto explains the steps involved in the Hawaii legislative process. A graphical representation of the flow can be found here.