Hawaii Votes gives users instant access to concise, plain language and objective descriptions of every single bill, substantive amendment, and vote that takes place in the Hawaii legislature. Unlike any other bill tracking utility, Hawaii Votes, is unique because all legislative actions are described - not just those selected by a particular interest group. It is searchable by legislator, keyword, and 50 subject categories, so users can create their own custom "voting record guide."
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Hawaii Votes is a free public service of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Its purpose is to inform citizens, community leaders, business people, media, and public officials about legislation that affects their families, schools, jobs and communities. The site empowers citizens to take a more active part in the democratic process, and hold their elected representatives accountable.
HawaiiVotes does not release (nor has it ever released) to third parties any personal identifying information of past or current website visitors, including registered users, without express permission, except as required by law.
About HawaiiVotes.org vote data and descriptions: Roll call vote information is copied directly from the Hawaii Legislature website. The descriptions on this site are assembled by the editor from a variety of sources. Bill sponsors, legislative analysts, and policy specialists from the Grassroot Institute and from many other organizations are often consulted to provide background and context for particular bills or votes. Many descriptions contain verbatim passages from bill analyses created by non-partisan legislative sources and other non-copyrighted public sources.
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