To begin the registration process, go to the Legislature webpage: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/login/login.aspx
On the web page you will see three boxes:
Top box: Sign in to the Hawaii Legislature
Second box down: Help!
Third box down: NOTE: An account is required in order to submit online testimony.
In the third box, the first paragraph reads:
Creating an account for the Legislature’s website is quick and simple!
If you have not created an account, please click here to register.
Click on the “here” link and you will be taken to a page to enter the required registration info. In the organization blank, if you are not representing an organization, you can skip that box. When you finish that process and submit the information, you will be sent an email containing a link you must click on to complete the registration process.
WEBSITE TESTIMONY SUBMITTAL
After completing the registration process, return to the login page and click on the icon with the envelope, labeled “submit testimony.”
When you enter the bill number (e.g., HB134) and hit the enter key, the following categories will appear
Committee Room Date/Time
along with a link labeled View Notice (you don’t need to click this, unless you want to email testimony)
Scroll down past the Committee, Room, Date/Time section to the “Enter Information” section and click on the appropriate buttons, then type your testimony into the Additional Comments box.
If you decide to email your testimony, click on the View Notice link, look for the committee hearing the bill and use the email address listed (e.g., WAMtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov). In your email, be sure to include the following:
- Testifier’s name and, if affiliated with an organization, position/title and organization;
- The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;
- The date, time and location of the hearing (e.g. conference room number); and
- Bill or Resolution (Measure) number.