2018 Legislative Session Underway

Welcome to the 2018 Legislative Session

Representative Onishi welcomes everyone to a new 2018 Session. We are looking forward to this 2nd biennial legislative year to pursue many of our goals to benefit the District 3 and State of Hawaii. The continued work of supporting the revitalization of the Banyan Drive area is a top priority, as well the procurement of funding to help facilitate better communications between the different enforcement and police agencies that help to combat crime. As the chair of the Tourism Committee there are many issues, including the continuing discussion on short term rentals.

The Representative welcomes all those who would like to voice the opinion to call, stop in, and be heard in this new legislative session.

2018 New Legislative Session:

Rep Richard Onishi
House District 3
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 441
phone: 808-586-6120
fax: 808-586-6121


Public Access Room announces Hawai’i Island visits

Dear Friends of Richard Onishi, please see the message below from the Public Access Room staff.


Wanted to let all of you know that Public Access Room (PAR) staff will be on Hawai’i Island from September 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017 to conduct legislative workshops as part of our neighbor island outreach. I’m still working on securing venues and finalizing workshop dates but our tentative schedule is posted below. I’ll send a follow up email as soon as I finalize the schedule. In the meantime,  please let me know if you have any requests or recommendations for workshop locations.”

Mahalo for your support.


Kailua-Kona (p.m.)                          West Hawai’i Civic Center, Liquor Conference Room; 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway


Waikoloa or Kohala (a.m.)

Waimea (p.m.)                                 Thelma Parker Memorial Library Community Room; 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy


Hilo (p.m.)                                          Hilo Public Library AV Room; 300 Waianuenue Ave


Pahoa (p.m.)                                     Pahoa Community Center; Kauhale Street


Ka’u (possibly in Pahala) (a.m.)

Possibly Captain Cook  (midday)

Keanu Young

Assistant Public Access Coordinator

Public Access Room (PAR)

A Division of the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB)

State Capitol, Room 401

415 S. Beretania St.

Honolulu, HI  96813


Phone:  808/586-6714*

TTY:  808/587-0749

Email:  k.young@capitol.hawaii.gov

Website:  http://lrbhawaii.org


* Toll Free from All Islands

Hawai’i….. 974-4000, ext. 7-0478

Maui………… 984-2400, ext. 7-0478

Kaua’i………. 274-3141, ext. 7-0478

Moloka’i/Lana’i…(800) 468-4644, ext. 7-0478

Oahu……….. 587-0478


Condolences to Rep. Clift Tsuji’s ‘Ohana

My family and I are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Representative Cliff Tsuji and we offer our condolences to Ashley, Ryan and the rest of his Ohana. I had the privilege of serving as his Vice-chair of the Agriculture Committee, and saw first hand his dedication to serving the people of Hawaii. He will be greatly missed.

Rep. Richard Onishi