• Advocacy and Government Affairs

  • 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. 

  • Legislative Priorities

    BIA's 2020 Legislative Priorities include:

    1. Repeal of the State Building Code Council.
    2. Establishment of the Governor's Director on Housing position in the Administration.
    3. Set county housing production goals. Failing to reach housing production goals would result in a reduction in transient accommodations tax revenue for the county.