The Hawaii State Legislature convenes on the third Wednesday in January of each year and continues for sixty session days, which excludes weekends, holidays, and recess days — usually ending in late April or early May. The legislature is part-time and operates with a biennial legislative session, the first year of which starts on odd numbered years. This means that in 2020, the legislature could pass bill that was introduced in 2019. The legislature consists of a House of Representatives and a Senate. The House.

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HB 2679: Income-based Fines

In its current version, this bill would require the Hawaii State Judiciary to study a potential pilot project to adjust traffic fines based on a motorist’s income.

March 13, 2020