• Advocacy and Government Affairs

  • 2022 Legislative Session

    BIA’s Government Relations Committee is tracking many bills that are important to our members and the Hawaii building industry. In this legislative session, there have been 514 bills introduced that will potentially have an impact on the construction industry. Of this number, BIA’s high priority list includes 46.

    Click HERE to view the High Priority Bill List.

  • 60 Seconds with the CEO

    Jess Leorna, BIA Hawaii's CEO, recaps the week's legislative activities in the 2022 session.



  • Government Relations

    BIA Hawaii works hard to address legislation affecting our industry. The Government Relations Committee works as BIA's guiding component for government advocacy. Members of the GRC and BIA staff often meet with area mayors and councils, chief building officials, state legislators and congressional committee chairmen.

    It is vitally important our members unite and make their voice heard at the Legislature! Requests for testimony are sent to members as bills affecting our industry are heard. Please take a moment to submit written testimony - your impact is far-reaching.

    To learn more about our priorities or to become involved in the committee, contact our Government Affairs Lobbyist, Stefanie Sakamoto stef@sakamotoconsulting.com for more information. 

  • The KÄ€KOU civic engagement app makes it easy for users to engage with elected officials and participate in the legislative process.

    Learn more at https://info.prp-hawaii.com/kakou-app